“In the 23 months I was there, I never saw anything that I would characterise as evidence of weapons of mass destruction.” (Source:BBC News)
Those are the words of Former US Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill.
Not some weirdy-beardy, lefty, vegan student but a man who held one of the highest ranks in the US government. He also described Bush in cabinet meetings as “like a blind man in a room full of deaf people.”
So much for the protestations from Bush and Blair that they had comprehensively tried and exhausted every diplomatic means before finally, reluctantly turning towards war.
These fuckers were gagging for war, they were slavering to butcher the people of Iraq.
“From the very first instance, it was about Iraq,” said Mr O’Neill, who was a participant in all the meetings and provided voluminous minutes and other documents to the book’s author, Ron Suskind. “It was all about finding a way to do it. That was the tone of it. The President saying ‘Go find me a way to do this’.”(Source: The Independent)
That was in January 2001. Wasn’t the WTC attack a timely convenience for Bush? He must have rubbed his hands in glee as the planes crashed into the buildings, knowing this would give him the leverage for his new crusade for oil and power in Iraq. If I was a paranoid conspiracy theorist, I might even suspect that the US government left a clear path for Al Quaeda to mount the attack.
But I don’t believe that. I believe that the attack happened and the warhawks of the US administration simply took advantage of it. They knew they could easily whip-up a frenzy of anti-Iraqi feeling in the US (even though there was NO connection between the Hussein regime and Al Quaeda) and use this to fuel their war.
And they had their faithful lapdog in Britain. Remember Blair assuring us that WMDs would be found and that all of us anti-war activists would have “blood on our hands” when they were?
What did the smiling pustule say this morning about finding WMDs in Iraq? This:
Asked on BBC’s Breakfast With Frost whether he thought they would be discovered, Mr Blair replied: “I do not know is the answer.” The Prime Minister said that on the issue of WMD: “You can’t be definitive at the moment about what has happened.” (Source: The Independent)
Er, yes we can, Tony. We can be definitive that you lied, Bush lied and that as a result, tens of thousands of Iraqis were blown to smithereens.
And we paid for it. The great British taxpayer paid for all those bullets, every single British bomb that ripped an Iraqi child in half. We killed those people by the proxy of our evil leadership and our own apathy. We supported “our lads” in the forces as they carried out the most evil act possible: an unprovoked attack against an innocent nation’s civilians. I repeat, when your orders would result in war crimes, it is your duty as a human being to disobey them.
Anything less than that makes you as patriotic and worthy as a concentration camp guard.