April 29, 2003

"Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says he's willing to serve another term. He said, 'Where else could I get a job in this economy?'" - Conan O'Brien.

Massive deceit
'Forget truth. That is the message from our government and its apologists in the media who insist that the Iraq invasion is a great success story even though it was based on a lie.

'In the statement broadcast to the Iraqi people after the invasion was launched, president Bush stated: "The goals of our coalition are clear and limited. We will end a brutal regime, whose aggression and weapons of mass destruction make it a unique threat to the world." To which Tony Blair added: "We did not want this war. But in refusing to give up his weapons of mass destruction, Saddam gave us no choice but to act."

'That claim of urgency - requiring us to short-circuit the U.N. weapons inspectors - has proved to be a whopper of a falsehood.' - Robert Scheer.

And watch American credibility nosedive further
'Where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, in the pursuit of which George W. Bush went to war and over which decade-long, American-led economic sanctions killed 1 million civilians, half of them children? Dispersed or destroyed just ahead of the American troops, as suggested by the president? Or sent to Syria, as insinuated by some American officials?

'And where is Saddam Hussein? And his entourage, besides Tariq Aziz? In the same nether land as Osama bin Laden and Mullah Mohammed Omar.

'What is it about the mighty American military machine that it can kill civilians but miss the real enemy? Or about American spy satellites that can hear culprits breathe but lose them the moment they melt away at the sound of approaching armies?' - Haroon Siddiqui, in the Toronto Star.

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