Downing Street Memo proves nothing
By Karen M. Lewis
June 16, 2005
The position that Bush lied or influenced intelligence is not
"ludicrous" as Mr. Ambrose states. Numerous members
of the intelligence community have said that they warned the
administration not to use certain allegations, such as the yellow
cake and aluminum tube purchases, as proof of WMD programs because
these claims had been disputed. But the administration
used these claims regardless. Also, VP Cheney made many
unprecedented vists to the FBI while they were investigating
wmd claims. These visits could have been for no other reason
than intimidation. No other VP in recent history has made
these types of "visits".
Also, stated in this article is the idea that Saddam should have
proven the intelligence wrong. And that he didn't
cooperate with UN inspectors. First, it is very difficult
to prove a negative and, second, Saddam was cooperating with
the UN inspectors. It was the US adminstration that ordered
the inspectors to leave after they informed the administration
that they believed there were no wmd or re-constituted programs
for these weapons.
Not everyone believed the allegations of the White House and
their buddies. I, and many others, believed the inspectors
and from day one and were against pre-emptive aggression against
a country that had not threatened or harmed our country.
Al-Queda was based in Afganistan but most of the hijackers were
Saudis. But the Saudis, whose regimes are just about as
evil and deadly as Saddam's, are our friends. Of
course we couldn't take any action against them but there was
another country, full of oil and "evil-doers" that
the neocons in this administration had been wanting to bring
down for many years. This was their perfect chance and
they would have done and did do, anything to achieve their dream,
a US occupied Iraq.
Karen M. Lewis
Street memo proves nothing by Jay Ambrose- Repeatedly, those
contending that President Bush lied us into the war in Iraq have
had to face contrary evidence, stacks and stacks of it, and how
have they handled this refutation of their fantasies? By ignoring
it. - More...
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