Friday, July 09, 2004

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

Now that the Provisional Coalition Authority has formally yielded "sovereignty" (cough, snicker, wink) to the Iraqis, it seems that the resistance to occupation is four times larger than previously admitted. Meanwhile, the evidence continues to mount regarding Israel's role in the occupation, further leaving U. S. credibility in tatters in the Arab world.

Now the NY Times is reporting that the CIA had information that Iraqi non-conventional weapons program had ceased, and the Financial Times of London is reporting that intelligence was "rushed." Of course the purpose of flaying the intelligence agencies is to protect Tony Blair and George "The Buck Stops in Langley" Bush from the charge that their governments politicized the intelligence process to reach a pre-determined outcome. Unfortunately for the Neo-Con cabal, we have the reporting of Seymour Hersh, Jason Vest and Robet Dreyfuss, Jim Lobe and others demonstrating conclusively that the books were cooked with regard to intelligence.

Moreover, as Jude Wanniski wrote recently, we knew at least thirty days before the war started that Iraq had disarmed. The report from the Senate Intel Committee is little more than a circling of the wagons by the establishment to protect itself from the charge that the country was dragged unnecessarily into the Iraqi quagmire.

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