“A veteran White House anti-terrorism official has accused President George Bush of ignoring the threat from al-Qa’ida before 11 September 2001 – and then at once seeking to hold Iraq responsible, despite being told by intelligence advisers that Iraq had nothing to do with the attacks.”(Source: The Independent)
The White House veteran denouncing the president is Richard Clarke. This is a man who served Reagan, Bush Snr. and Bush Jnr. Does he sound like a lefty stoner student with a roomful of home made bongs and unwashed Che t-shirts?
“There was no reason for us to become involved in Iraq recently. That was a war based on lies and misinterpretations from London and from Washington, claiming falsely that Saddam Hussein was responsible for [the] 9/11 attacks, claiming falsely that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. And I think that President Bush and Prime Minister Blair probably knew that many of the allegations were based on uncertain intelligence … a decision was made to go to war [then people said] ‘Let’s find a reason to do so’.”(Source: The Independent)
Who said that? Was it that bloody lefty John Pilger? Or Noam Chomsky or Robert Fisk?
That was a quote from former president Jimmy Carter. This is the man who ran one of the superpowers when the Cold War was still on, who daily had to go toe-to-toe against the Soviet Union. This is the man who had his finger on the launch button for the nuclear arsenal of America.
I’m not saying that because I think becoming the President of the USA automatically makes you intelligent or informed. Dubya is proof that’s untrue.
I’m saying it so when the current warhawk administration try to rubbish everything Carter said, you remember that by their own standards, this man once ranked supreme in the USA.
Similarly, now the White House backlash has swung into gear against Clarke, remember that his judgement was once so highly valued that he served three US presidents. Has it evaporated overnight? The same as Carter’s and anyone else who doesn’t believe in the PNAC?
But I forget – we’re all wrong, aren’t we? Only Bush and Blair, who both claim to have a direct line to GOD, have the truth. Carter, Clarke, Short, Cook, the millions of people who marched two days ago – anyone who disagrees with these new Christian crusaders must be a perverted supporter of terrorism.
Surely you can see that?