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Friday, May 13, 2005


deet dee dee deet dee deet deet deet.... this just in... hot off the presses... EXCLUSIVE: British Intelligence Warned of Iraq War.
Seven months before the invasion of Iraq, the head of British foreign intelligence reported to Prime Minister Tony Blair that President Bush wanted to topple Saddam Hussein by military action and warned that in Washington intelligence was "being fixed around the policy," according to notes of a July 23, 2002, meeting with Blair at No. 10 Downing Street.

"Military action was now seen as inevitable," said the notes, summarizing a report by Richard Dearlove, then head of MI6, British intelligence, who had just returned from consultations in Washington along with other senior British officials. Dearlove went on, "Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD [weapons of mass destruction]. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."
Wow! That's, like, major news, dude. Yet, we find the story buried on page A18 of the Washington Post, today.

Hmmm... this story seems so very familiar.

How sad for our country, for our democracy, that a story about a duplicitous administration that lied to the american people and the congress - cooked intellegence data to fit the policy to initiate a pre-emptive attack on another country (leaving 1,600 U.S. troops dead and countless others maimed for life, not to mention the countless thousands of Iraqis who have suffered the same fate) all the while insisting that "no decisions had been made", and "war is the toughest decision a president has to make" when it was a forgone conclusion that preznit doofus made while making fart bubbles in his bathtub months before the fact - merits only page A18 of the Washington Post.

Damn, that liberal bias of the press is always sticking it to the administration.

Update: CNN is now (finally) covering the story, although you won't find anything on their web site, yet.

Update II: Do something about this.


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