Sunday, August 10, 2008

How many smoking guns does it take?

Ron Suskind has exposed a HUGE lie by the Bush administration: fabricated evidence of al-Qaeda involvement in Iraq to justify Bush and Co.'s obsession with Saddam Hussein.

As Suskind reports, Tahir Jalil Habbush, the head of Iraqi Intelligence, secretly communicated with the White House and No. 10 about the lack of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq, and that Saddam Hussein was putting on a front to keep Iran at bay.

Even though Habbush was officially among the most wanted men in Iraq, the US had him moved out of harm's way to Jordan and paid him $5 million for his trouble.

But when everyone else in the world found out about the lack of WMD later in 2003, the Bush administration tasked the CIA with creating a back-dated, handwritten letter from Habbush to Saddam stating that hijacker Mohammed Atta had trained in Iraq, and that al-Qaeda was helping Saddam buy Nigerian yellowcake for his nuclear program. And whaddya know, such a letter appeared as a Christmas present for the White House.

So, exactly how many smoking guns does it take to impeach, convict, and imprison the key players of this criminal administration?

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