Bush's Last Lie

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Reuters, on behalf of the world, asked Bush (and Blair) a simple question:

On Iraq, the so-called Downing Street Memo from July, 2002, says "Intelligence and facts remain fixed around the policy of removing Saddam through military actions." Is this an accurate reflection of what happened?

Bush replied:

And somebody said, 'Well, you know, we had made up our mind to go to use military force to deal with Saddam.' There's nothing farther from the truth.

Oh really?

Then Paul O'Neill, Bush's first Treasury Secretary, who said "From the very first instance, it was about Iraq. It was about what we can do to change this regime. Day one, these things were laid and sealed," is a liar.
Then Richard Clarke, Bush's first counterterrorism czar, who said "Since the beginning of the administration, indeed well before, they had been pressing for a war with Iraq," is a liar.

Then Sir Christopher Meyer, the British Ambassador to the US, who heard Bush tell Blair on September 20, 2001 that "we must come back to Iraq" after Aghanistan, is a liar.

Then Gen. Tommy Franks, who told Senator Bob Graham in February 2002 that “military and intelligence personnel are being re-deployed [from Afghanistan] to prepare for an action in Iraq,” is a liar.

Then Time Magazine, which reported that Bush told three Senators in March 2002, "F___ Saddam. We're taking him out," is a liar.

Then Sir Richard Dearlove, the former head of British Intelligence, who told Tony Blair in July 2002 that "Military action was now seen as inevitable," is a liar.

Then Jack Straw, the British Foreign Secretary, who told Tony Blair at the same meeting "It seemed clear that Bush had made up his mind to take military action, even if the timing was not yet decided," is a liar.

Then George Tenet and/or Condoleezza Rice, who most likely gave Dearlove this important information, are liars.

Then Clare Short, the British secretary for international development, was was told by three senior British Intelligence officials that Bush's decision to attack Iraq was made in the summer of 2002, is a liar.

And finally, then George Bush himself is a liar:

Bush lied to the world for a year to get the U.S. into Iraq.

He has lied to the world for over two years to keep the U.S. in Iraq.

On Tuesday, he lied to the world one more time.

While Bush keeps lying, brave American soldiers and innocent Iraqi civilians keep dying.

It's time for Americans to ask: Will George Bush ever stop lying?

The only way to stop the dying is to stop Bush's lying. And the only way to stop Bush's lying is to remove Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and all the rest of the liars from the White House through Impeachment.

If lying about consensual sex is an impeachable offense, surely lying about criminal war is infinitely more impeachable.

Constitutional attorney John Bonifaz has written a Resolution of Inquiry for Congress to determine whether Bush's lies warrant Impeachment. This Resolution is posted at AfterDowningStreet.org.

We urge every American to support the Bonifaz Resolution by visiting AfterDowningStreet.org and clicking "Write You Rep" (the big black box) to send a letter to their Representatives in Congress. Or go straight here:


Let's make Bush's latest lie his last lie.


Bolton the intel fixer?...

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As the Bush administration pushes to secure confirmation by the United States Senate of John R. Bolton in his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, controversy continues to simmer—over failure to provide materials requested by the Foreign Relations Committee, over Bolton’s efforts to have intelligence officers fired for their views, over his arrogant management style.

But the truly important issue remains the one few have focused upon: Bolton’s role in making sure that the “intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy,” as British intelligence chief Sir Richard Dearlove told Tony Blair at a July 2002 meeting of the British Cabinet. Contrary to the mainstream narrative, Bolton’s was no private war with U.S. intelligence. Rather, his actions were crucial in creating the highly charged atmosphere in which the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies bit the bullet, ignored the gaps in their data and told Bush, Cheney, and the rest of the warhawks what they wanted to hear.

To a considerable extent, Bolton was one of Bush’s primary fixers.