One day too early! Do presidents lie?
“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”
– George Orwell
On March 31, 2005, the national news media carried a news clip showing President George W. Bush vehemently attacking U.S. Intelligence agencies for giving him faulty information about the secret weapons of mass destruction that Saddam Hussein had supposedly stashed away in Iraq prior to Bush’s order to invade that now-destroyed country. The idea he so effectively communicated was that any blame for attacking Iraq should be placed on the miscreant intelligence agencies, and not on himself. Bush’s self-righteous defense of his innocence is based on a special commission report that Bush himself ordered. The name of the special commission was “The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.” It was headed by Judge Laurence Silberman, and, wonders of wonders, the surprising outcome of the report is that Mr. Bush is completely innocent, and it is our intelligence agencies that are at fault for the mess he has created in Iraq.
Good try, Mr. Bush!, but you should have waited one more day before launching such an April Fool’s Day story! After all, people have come to expect April Fool’s Day jokes on the firstday of April, not a day early!
Let’s investigate the veracity of the Commission’s report and Mr. Bush’s staunch claim of innocence by recollecting some recent historical events.
But before I present some factual happenings that are pertinent to this report, there is a point that we must keep in mind because it reveals the background in which the historical facts occur: The fact is that Mr. Bush is not his own man; he is not in control of his administration. He is but a puppet who is manipulated and controlled at will, along with his entire administration, by hidden powers behind the scene. In this respect, Mr. Bush finds himself in the same boat as practically every president during the last century. Bush is being controlled much as President Woodrow Wilson was manipulated and controlled by his handler, “Col.” Edward Mandell House (1858-1938). Final realization that he was nothing but a puppet destroyed Mr.Wilson’s self-esteem and health.
Critics of Mr. Bush have charged that he was being prompted via an electronic hearing aid by his handlers in a back room during the presidential debates with Sen. John Kerry. They claimed that he did not have enough “smarts” to be trusted to do his own thing. Thus, allowable questions and topics of discussion were carefully monitored beforehand, and he was given a strict outline of allowable questions and answers to reply. But Mr. Bush does have a certain gift that is extremely valuable to professional politicians: He has the ability to present great lies and untruths while maintaining a seemingly honest countenance. Thus, Mr. Bush is able to draw widespread political support to his cause.
With this in mind, here are just a few of the outright lies and deceptions George W. Bush and his administration foisted on the American public to justify Bush’s unwarranted and unconstitutional attack on Iraq:
10/7/2002, George W. Bush (speech in Cincinnati):
The Lie: “We have also discovered through intelligence that Iraq has a growing fleet of manned aerial vehicles that could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas. We are concerned that Iraq is exploring ways of using these UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) for missions targeting the United States.”
The Truth: As a Fire Controlman aboard a U.S. Navy destroyer many years ago, this writer used to shoot at radio-controlled drones. Since then the effective range of drones has been increased, but the effective range is still very limited, 200-300 miles or so. As an ex-pilot, Mr. Bush should know this. He also knows that Iraq is some 6,000 miles from America’s eastern coastline, much too far for a UAV to reach!
1/28/2003, George W. Bush (State of the Union Address)
The Lie: “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”
The Truth: The country referred to is the little country of Niger. Before making this statement, the CIA had advised the president that the document his statement was based on was fraudulent, but Mr. Bush used it anyway to justify his planned attack on Iraq.
2/5/2003, Colin Powell (Statement to the UN Security Council)
The Lie: “Our conservative estimate is that Iraq has a stockpile of between 100 and 500 tons of chemical weapons. That is enough to fill 16,000 battlefield rockets.”
The Truth: Not even one pound, much less one ton of chemical weapons, was ever found!
3/30/2003, Donald Rumsfeld (Statement to the press)
The Lie: “We know where Iraq’s WMDs are. They are in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south, and north somewhat.”
The Truth: No weapons of mass destruction have ever been found.
6/1/2003: George W. Bush (Remarks made in Poland):
The Lie: “Yes, we found a biological laboratory in Iraq which the UN prohibited.”
The Truth: Mr. Bush referred to the discovery of two modified truck trailers that the CIA claimed were only a “potential” mobile biological weapons lab. In reality, the trailers were sold to Iraq by Britain for filling weather balloons. This is exactly what Iraq said they were.
A bit of history: After Bush unconstitutionally invaded Afghanistan in October, 2001, and imposed American military rule there, the next step of his administration was to “go after” Saddam Hussein, whom the CIA had originally set up as their “asset” in Iraq. As long as Saddam was amenable to do everything he was told to do, both the CIA and the Bush Administration were happy with him. But when CIA “assets”start becoming patriotic to their own country, they then start getting “bad press” which is engineered by powers behind the scene to condition the American public to expect a regime change. This is what happened to Saddam – suddenly he was persona non grata! The false claim made was that Saddam had ties with al Qaeda and that he was tied to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. [Note: Operation “Desert Storm” under George H. W. Bush, was also an absolutely unprovoked and unconstitutional war. Kuwait had been forcibly taken from Iraq after WWI by Britain. In 1991 Saddam Hussein enquired of April Glaspie, the American Ambassador to Kuwait, about America’s reaction if he were to take steps to regain control of Kuwait. Ms. Glaspie was instructed by the George H. W. Bush Administration to tell Saddam that the matter was of no concern to the United States, thus condoning his invasion to regain control of Kuwait. In this way, Saddam was intentionally tricked into invading Kuwait. In response, the United States put sanctions in place against Iraq and then attacked Iraq to “free” Kuwait (Read: to gain control of the oil reserves in that area.) This is the behind-the-scenes story of “Operation Desert Storm.”]
Some ten years later (the summer of 2001), the political regime in Washington, D.C., and the controlled news media started flooding the air waves and printed news with horror stories of how evil Saddam was and what a threat he was to “America’s interests” in the Mideast.” (Read: obviously to control oil resources in the Mideast, and to assist the state of Israel in expanding its hegemony in that area).
Indeed, Saddam Hussein was somewhat of a tyrant. He had to be to be able to rule in such a socially divided country because the primary allegiance of Iraqi citizens rests with their various religious sects and tribal units rather than with the national government. So-called “democracy” (i.e., majority rule) in Iraq would certainly lead to the despotism of one religious sect over the others; therefore it is unworkable in that country, as we will see when we eventually withdraw the oppressive military rule that we have imposed there.
Saddam is actually a social liberal (in the good sense) in that he took many steps over the years to liberate his people (including women) from the oppression of extremist Islamic theology. And for this, Saddam was intensely hated by the extremist Islamic leaders in neighboring Iran, whom we set up in power some years ago. This happened when our CIA purposely created internal stresses in Iran which led to the overthrow of the Shah (whom the CIA had previously set up in power as one of their controlled “assets”).
Now, back to our main theme: This brings us to George the younger and to the eve of September 11, 2001: Saddam is still in power at this time, and Saddam is once again suddenly thrust into the American public’s view as “Mr. Bad Guy.” He is called a modern “Hitler.” It is also suggested that he is secretly building nuclear capability (as if Iraq, as an independent and sovereign nation did not have a perfect right to develop any kind of nuclear power it desired to have).
After all, it is common knowledge that the state of Israel certainly has nuclear capability. If that is true (and it is true), why should not Iraq also have the right to protect itself from the growing threat of Israel’s nuclear capability and Israel’s growing military hegemony in the Mideast? And why should these USA condone Israel’s nuclear capability while looking with horror on Iraq’s alleged nuclear capability? Is this not an example of one-sided statesmanship on our part? And now the Bush Administration is “giving the evil eye” to the next oil-producing nation on their list, Iran!
Three things I wish to call to your attention:
First: Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives ( written in 1997, four years before the 9/11 “terrorist” attack), essentially predicted the movement of America’s military power into the Mideast, presumably as a result of 9/11. Question: was that so-called “terrorist” attack on the twin towers planned ahead of time to bring about the results prophesied in Brzezinski’s book? Let me ask the question for you to ponder. I’m convinced that it was!
Second: In a Washington Post article dated March 30, 2005, Walter Pincus and Dana Priest report that members of the CIA and other intelligence agencies felt undue pressure imposed on them from various high-level Bush Administration members to induce them “to find information or write reports in a way that would help the administration make the case that going into Iraq was urgent.” Names mentioned were: Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Cheney, Douglas Feith, and I. Lewis Libby – all war mongers in the “neocon” camp who pushed for the pre-emptive invasion of Iraq. Ask yourself why these individuals were so strongly motivated to make war on Iraq, and just where their main loyalty rests? (See: www.infowars.com/articles/iraq. 4/1/2005.)
Third, an article by Greg Szymanski in the American free Press, March 20, 2005, states that a soldier named Timothy McNiven took part in a study that was commissioned to C-Battery 2/81st Field Artillery, U.S. Army, while he was stationed in Strassburg, Germany, in 1976. The study “specifically devised the scenario of the Twin Towers being leveled by Middle Eastern terrorists using commercial airliners and even plastic box cutters to bypass security,” (See: www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/perfect_plan). Read this report and ponder the truth of Mr. Bush’s claims that he was a victim of bad intelligence.
After Saddam was deposed from power in 2003, no evidence of an attempt to gain nuclear capability could be found. Actually, Saddam’s long-range plan was only to build nuclear power plants to make Iraq’s planned power grid independent of oil. The idea was to use oil income to do this because the supply of oil has already started declining worldwide. Nor was there the slightest evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The false claim of such weapons was nothing more than a ploy of the neocons in the Bush Administration to stir up fear so the American public would more readily acquiesce in Bush’s move to wage a needless and unconstitutional war on a third-rate country (in war-making ability). Saddam’s claim that he had no weapons of mass destruction was true, as was proven by the Bush Administration’s frenetic but futile attempts to belatedly find “weapons of mass destruction.”
The decimation of Iraq is now almost complete. It is now thoroughly contaminated with the deadly residue of depleted uranium, which will bring long-lasting deadly effects, not only on Iraqi citizens, but also on the American troops who have been so crassly used by the Bush Administration as “cannon fodder” to further the aims of the vicious cabal that is in strong control of his administration, and of every presidential administration since, and including, the popular Reagan Administration.
In summary, if President George W. Bush is indeed of the opinion that he was misled in making unconstitutional war on Iraq, what should he do? He should take immediate steps to evacuate Iraq with all haste and make sincere apologies for unnecessarily making war against the innocent Iraqi people and a truthful regime. He should free Saddam Hussein (Bush is the “war criminal,” not Hussein) and allow Saddam to return to Iraq or anywhere he wishes to go. He should apologize to the American people and ask them to make amends to the poor people of Iraq who have been bombed for so long and shot at by American troops who trustingly were led astray to fight in an unconstitutional war.
Bush should use the sad situation he finds himself in to call our troops in Iraq home. There is no constitutional prerogative for our American Republic to attempt to establish “democracy” in any foreign nation. We should follow the advice of president John Quincy Adams to lead other nations only by example which they can then voluntarily copy, if they wish. Mr. Bush should also call home the multi-thousands of American troops who have been spread out, since WWII, among some 140 foreign countries around the world in our vain attempt to establish America as a modern empire. This would allow a drastic and much needed drop in military expenditures and help restore the world we live in to a peace that has been unknown since before World War I.
If such advice is followed, we would find that the Islamic people don’t really hate Americans for our prosperity, but rather that they have come to hate our American government for the worldwide tyranny that our political leaders (and the hidden cabal that has for so long controlled our country) have imposed on them. Then Mr. Bush should personally visit the families of our dead “heroes” and our maimed and de-limbed “heroes,” and he should beg their forgiveness for the widespread pain and misery he has caused by his unconstitutional actions.
Then a court composed of all Chief Justices of the States (certainly not the U.S. Supreme Court!) should be set up to bring suit of impeachment against the members of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and of the president and his cabinet. All of the unconstitutionally minded “gentlemen” who wrongly condoned the unconstitutional act of authorizing the president to involve our country in a war without a vote of the Congress should be removed from office. Yes, this would generate a wholesale, and much-needed, “cleansing” of long-standing unconstitutional elements in Washington, D.C.. If our founding fathers were alive today, they would whole-heartedly approve of such action!
Further, the “neocon” advisors in the president’s administration who have dual citizenship – one in these United States of America and one in the state of Israel – should be deported and sent to Israel, where their real allegiance rests, and never again permitted to return to these United States of America, which is a constitutional republic, and not a democracy.
Yes, these are certainly drastic measures, but we live in perilous times in which our political leaders have, for all intents and purposes, systematically dismantled our Constitution of the United States of America, and they have almost destroyed our Republic. It is time that the American people brought our political rulers “to heel.” For they are here to uphold the Constitution and to protect it against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, for our benefit. We are not here to be manipulated and controlled for their benefit; this is what constitutional self-government is all about. I invite all patriotic Americans to rally to the call to return our great country back to its original roots of preserving and enhancing individual freedom and self-responsibility before God! Success in doing this will result in the many spiritual, economic, and political blessings of true liberty; failure to do so will condemn us to base submission to tyranny.
“Published originally at EtherZone.com : republication allowed with this notice and hyperlink intact.”