Friday, March 14, 2008

Pentagon hides damning report

By Libby

A new report reveals that the only reason there are in AQ in Iraq today is because we drew them there. Not that you'll hear this from the White House, but thanks to ABC you can read the full report based a full scale analysis of "600,000 official Iraqi documents seized by US forces after the invasion and thousands of hours of interrogations of former officials in Saddam's government now in US custody" at their website. It unequivocally showed there was no connection whatsoever between Saddam and al Qaeda prior to the ill fated invasion of Iraq.

Yesterday McClathy reported that in light of this damning evidence, the Pentagon revised its plan to make the report available on its website. It will not be released directly to the public and Pentagon officials will not be made available to answer questions from the press about it. It's only being made available on CD by specific request of the press.

The Pentagon said the reversal was due to the politically sensitive nature of its conclusions. In other words, it makes the administration look really bad. Nevermind, that this is a report paid for by the taxpayer and should rightly be made available to the public under their right to know what their government is doing. In this White House there is no function of government that can't, or won't, be co-opted to the political interests of the GOP.

The only question in my mind at the moment is why didn't we impeach these thieves and liars years ago?

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Blogger Swampcracker said...

Notwithstanding what we know today, we still couldn't impeach those thieves and liars even if we wanted to. Must be a Zen thing.

1:21:00 PM  
Blogger QueersOnTheRise said...

Well, with just 10 months left, what's the point. Even if you got rid of both Bush AND Cheney very quickly (say before the Dem convention), then Nancy P. becomes Prez, and she might try to steal it from BOTH Obama and Hillary.

1:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a damning report at all. Here's Bush from June 2005:

"After September the 11th, I made a commitment to the American people: This nation will not wait to be attacked again. We will defend our freedom. We will take the fight to the enemy.

Iraq is the latest battlefield in this war. Many terrorists who kill innocent men, women, and children on the streets of Baghdad are followers of the same murderous ideology that took the lives of our citizens in New York, in Washington, and Pennsylvania. There is only one course of action against them: to defeat them abroad before they attack us at home. The commander in charge of coalition operations in Iraq -- who is also senior commander at this base -- General John Vines, put it well the other day. He said: "We either deal with terrorism and this extremism abroad, or we deal with it when it comes to us."

Or, Dr. George Friedman:

In short, Dr. Friedman says that the 9.11 attack was nothing really personal -- it was just a way for O.B.L. to unite the Arab world. The other main point: the invasion of Iraq was purely a strategic move to demonstrate the prowess of American forces to Saudi Arabia who was caught in the middle of Al-Qaeda on its turf and cooperating with its ally the U.S.

2:12:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Eco, we can't but our useless Congresslizards could have, if they weren't spineless slugs.

O-08, the point wouldn't be to get rid of them. We couldn't do it before the end of the term, but it would set a legal precedent to firmly establish that the executive overreach is unconstitutional. That's still important. I don't feel any better about the Dems going into office with those powers intact.

Anon, you're hopeless. Let me say this slowly. There NEVER was a connection between Saddam and Iraq. The White House, repeatedly said there was and used it as a justification for invading and for maintaining the occupation. If in your mind it's okay to bomb any old place into smithereens just to make a point to the terrorists, how about you give me your home address and I'll forward that to the Pentagon. Maybe they can bomb your place to set an example for AQ. Who knows, they might just decide to move next door to you someday.

2:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The White House NEVER "repeatedly" discussed direct links between Sadaam and al-Qaeda. Cheney thought it was possible, and the CIA fucked up the intelligence under Bush I, Clinton and Bush II That's just a convenient fiction you kooks on the radical left have come up with.

I'm not a "defend Bush or die" kind of person. I freely admit that Rumsfeld blew it big time, and, yes, Bush is way too stubborn at times. But the conspiracy theorist shit put out by the left is just SO OLD!

And you're goddamned right I think it's okay to take down Sadaam to "make a point" to the terrorists. It's called HEGEMONY. If the US doesn't have it, will the world just be a bunch of little, happy countries getting along, all nice and purdy-like, or will China, Russia and Iran try to VILL THE VOID??!!

2:44:00 PM  
Blogger Swampcracker said...

Libby, time to get GET THE HOOK!

4:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, get the hook, dissenting opinions not allowed in radical Amerika.

4:55:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL SC. Decisions, decisions. Do we delete the vacuous, or let their obtuse mutterings remain enshrined forever as a living testament to their incomprehensible cognitive dissonance and willful piss-stained pants stupidity?

5:07:00 PM  
Blogger Swampcracker said...

Libby, I understand your point about letting stupid trolls make total Asses of themselves with their own words, faulty logic, and piss-poor scholarship. Normally I would agree with you.

A troll can be useful to have around. They make silly garden ornaments; they are handy for scraping off manure from boots; there should be one in every bathroom closet in case one runs out of toilet paper.

Some trolls, however, have no useful purpose whatsoever. They are just too stupid to be amusing. Like the ones who call constant attention to themselves, who disrupt comment threads, who pop up like whack-a-moles just to bother, annoy, and antagonize readers. The narcissists among them thrive on this attention like flies feasting on carrion. A good troll doesn't hide behind a cowardly "anonymous" moniker. A character-disordered troll, like this one, is a total waste of time.

As they say in vaudeville: Get the hook.

6:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, hiding our identities like a 232 year-old swampcracker. And Libby Spencer? Capt Fogg? Who the hell are any of us?

9:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, hiding our identities like a 232 year-old swampcracker. And Libby Spencer? Capt Fogg? Who the hell are any of us?

9:08:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

SC, I can't spend all my time deleting the clueless. I just eliminated the anon option on the comments instead. Seems simpler.

9:27:00 PM  
Blogger Swampcracker said...

Libby, tell me the truth. Will you really miss this troll? If so, please restore him/her at once to a rightful position at the bottom of the food chain. Certainly, Fogg and I will deal with him/her in due course or just hit the "Ignore" button depending upon our busy schedules.

10:31:00 PM  
Blogger QueersOnTheRise said...

Keep the troll - he's fun to destroy!

10:31:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL guys. You'all are spending a lot more time thinking about teh troll than I am. I've disabled anon commenting. It seems to me that with open ID, that shouldn't present a barrier with all the options to register as a commenter.

In any event, I'm not going to dedicate my life to deleting him. The bloggers here are all able to delete on their own and my plan is to ignore him unless he says something remotely interesting.

You're all free to feed him or starve him as you will, presuming he's courageous enough to post under an ID of some kind.

1:09:00 PM  
Blogger Swampcracker said...

You're all free to feed him or starve him as you will

May I give the troll to my cat?

10:24:00 PM  
Blogger Connecticut Man1 said...

Links to the "Iraqi Perspectives Project - Phase II" (the report everyone is looking for) and the "Iraqi Perspectives Project - Phase I" (the preceding report from 2006).

Hope that helps you and your readers out since none of us want to wait for the CD to arrive in the mail! :)

4:23:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey CTman. Thanks for dropping by with the link. Nice to see you here. Aren't you the guy who bravely took over doing the moderating at the Danbury NT forum? I've been liking your posts over there but not enough to engage with the cretins who took the place over.

SC, the troll is all yours but I'm afraid we've scared him off for now.

5:05:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Libby, Cheney is still running around saying there's a connection between al Qaeda and Iraq. This is what he said in Iraq today:

Cheney: Was There ‘A Link Between Iraq And Al Qaeda? Seems To Me Pretty Clear That There Was’

5:45:00 PM  

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