Saturday, August 23, 2008

More Bush lies revealed - push for war preceded intel findings

The National Security Archive has released a report based on White House documents showing the Bush administration pressured the CIA and other intelligence agencies to tailor their reports to back-up Bush's desire to invade and that the Bush administration doctored the intelligence "white paper" - making a case for war before the National Intelligence Estimate was even requested.

According to the report, the CIA was under enormous pressure, which resulted in its July 2002 draft of a "White Paper" that did not conform to the facts. This "White Paper" - drafted in July - supposedly summarized the NIE which wasn't even requested by Congress until Sept 2002. Clearly this exposes a systemic practice of lying and manipulation by the Bush Administration. Other accounts by Bush insiders including former CIA employees (Tyler Drumheller, Michael Scheuer, Richard Clarke) square with this account. The picture of these lies are becoming clearer and more complete. So far, over 30 documentaries on Iraq have exposed Bush's lies, corruption and incompetence ... Bush's War - being one of the best.

All the while, during this manipulation of intel and a push for war, Bush was making statements like:
“We are doing everything we can to avoid war in Iraq.” - George W. Bush, Mar. 8, 2003

“I think that that presumes there's some kind of imminent war plan. As I said, I have no timetable.” - George W. Bush, Aug. 10, 2002

"I've not made up our mind about military action. Hopefully, this can be done peacefully...”- George W. Bush, Mar. 6, 2003

Not lying? Then what would you call it?

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