Chris's Rants

Monday, May 02, 2005

Ooooh, I am sooooo shocked!

Rep. Conyers calls for deeper inquiry into secret Iraq attack plan (emphasis mine):
In a statement, Conyers says he is disappointed the mainstream media has not touched the revelations.

"Unfortunately, the mainstream media in the United States was too busy with wall-to-wall coverage of a "runaway bride" to cover a bombshell report out of the British newspapers," Conyers writes. "The London Times reports that the British government and the United States government had secretly agreed to attack Iraq in 2002, before authorization was sought for such an attack in Congress, and had discussed creating pretextual justifications for doing so."

"The Times reports, based on a newly discovered document, that in 2002 British Prime Minister Tony Blair chaired a meeting in which he expressed his support for "regime change" through the use of force in Iraq and was warned by the nation's top lawyer that such an action would be illegal," he adds. "Blair also discussed the need for America to "create" conditions to justify the war."

Conyers says he is seeking an inquiry.

"This should not be allowed to fall down the memory hole during wall-to-wall coverage of the Michael Jackson trial and a runaway bride," he remarks. "To prevent that from occuring, I am circulating the following letter among my House colleagues and asking them to sign on to it."

The letter follows.
Indeed... this wall-to-wall coverage of a deer in the headlights bride is inane. Who gives a shit that she got cold feet, or even that she lied about being abducted. CNN is becoming worse than local news (if you can call it that). MSNBC and FoxNews aren't far behind in that regard. Here's a story that belies the lies that the administration floated, that the likes of Paul O'Neil, Richard Clark and others were merely "disgruntled" employees when they claimed that the Bush administration intended to invade Iraq long before 9/11 and certainly before congress was officially asked for its blessing.

It isn't just this story, how about the fact that the North Koreans (mentioned in this piece) launched a missle into the Sea of Japan, or that they may have the capability to put a nuke on American soil should they so desire. How much is the MSM covering that disaster?

What about the bamboozlapaloozle that is the Bushco plan to gut social security? What about the disaster that is the Bolton nomination to be UN Ambassador? How about the story about the doomsday clock being advanced by two minutes today? How about a little reporting on the increasing violence in Iraq (I've lost count of how many have died since last Friday in the seeming never ending stream of bombings), despite the positive steps being made w/r/t their nascent government?

The mainstream press has become so cowed by the administration it isn't funny, and the American people are the ultimate losers because we are woefully uninformed. I'm glad that someone in our government has the balls to call the administration to task for its irresponsible and likely illegal actions. Of course, with the Delayicans in charge, there isn't much hope that any of this will receive serious investigation.


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