May 31, 2003

Where do we start??

How about Lying to Congress is an impeachable offense.

Powell had serious doubts over his Iraqi weapons claims
'Jack Straw and his US counterpart, Colin Powell, privately expressed serious doubts about the quality of intelligence on Iraq's banned weapons programme at the very time they were publicly trumpeting it to get UN support for a war on Iraq, the Guardian has learned.

'Their deep concerns about the intelligence - and about claims being made by their political bosses, Tony Blair and George Bush - emerged at a private meeting between the two men shortly before a crucial UN security council session on February 5.

The foreign secretary reportedly expressed concern that claims being made by Mr Blair and President Bush could not be proved. The problem, explained Mr Straw, was the lack of corroborative evidence to back up the claims.

Much of the intelligence were assumptions and assessments not supported by hard facts or other sources.

Mr Powell shared the concern about intelligence assessments, especially those being presented by the Pentagon's office of special plans set up by the US deputy defence secretary, Paul Wolfowitz.
'Mr Powell told the foreign secretary he hoped the facts, when they came out, would not "explode in their faces".'

In other words, Powell knew he was lying. His bosses in the WH knew he was lying. The misadministration itself was lying. You want a weapon of mass destruction? It's RIGHT HERE. This is a bombshell on the verge of blowing up in the Bushies' faces. If the Dems - and the whores of the Washington press corpse - don't jump all over this one, we may as well start building our own gulags now.

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