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article imageOp-Ed: Here We Go Again - Bush Lied

By Mark L Harvey     Jan 23, 2008 in Politics
Here we go again with the old and tired attempts to distract from the Leftinistra's inability to admit defeat. It isn't hard to conclude what the motivations behind this report is. Alas, we will rehash this once more and prove it wrong, again.
I have concluded that evidence beforehand doesn't matter to the BDS crowd. For those that have laid claim that President George W Bush is the dumbest man in the world, I find it interesting that such a Big Dummy could orchestrate and pull off such a stunt. with all of the hatred being directed towards the man for stealing the election away from Al Gore.
CBS says that they have breaking news but this isn't breaking news. It is the same old garbage that has been debunked and disproved for at least 3 or 5 years now but the Leftinistra, having been beat up for the past 7 years by the Big Dummy on a regular basis and over every issue, just hate him so bad that facts don't matter to these idiots.
We know have a report that claims:
President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses. [...]
Interesting.
[...] It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to Al Qaeda. This was the conclusion of numerous bipartisan government investigations, including those by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (2004 and 2006), the 9/11 Commission, and the multinational Iraq Survey Group, whose "Duelfer Report" established that Saddam Hussein had terminated Iraq's nuclear program in 1991 and made little effort to restart it. [...]
Really.
[...] In addition to their patently false pronouncements, Bush and these seven top officials also made hundreds of other statements in the two years after 9/11 in which they implied that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or links to Al Qaeda. Other administration higher-ups, joined by Pentagon officials and Republican leaders in Congress, also routinely sounded false war alarms in the Washington echo chamber. [...]
I see.
The theoretical "search" criteria is here and the theoretical "parameters" are here. I found these collection of words perplexing and misleading...would they be lies, then?
[...] Direct false statements. False statements by the eight Bush administration officials were counted as "direct" - and included in the total count of false statements - when they specifically linked Iraq to Al Qaeda or referenced Iraq's contemporaneous possession, possible possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons). In addition, any use of the verb "disarm" was categorized as a direct statement because of the literal meaning of the word. (Example: "Saddam Hussein has got a choice, and that is, he can disarm.") These false statements can be found within the passages that are highlighted in yellow in the project database.
Indirect false statements. Statements were classified as "indirect" if they did not specifically link Iraq to Al Qaeda but alleged, for example, that Iraq supported or sponsored terrorism or terrorist organizations, or if they referred to Iraq's former possession of weapons of mass destruction or used such general phrases, for example, as "dangerous weapons." These indirect false statements are not included in the total count of 935.
They wouldn't "directly" lie, would they? And, they even have pictures! Such a pretty picture it is, too! Thank God for Crayola Crayons! They get an A+ and 15 Gold Stars! Their Mommies must be very proud of them! And, you just have GOT to love this...
[...] Short of such review, this project provides a heretofore unavailable framework for examining how the U.S. war in Iraq came to pass. Clearly, it calls into question the repeated assertions of Bush administration officials that they were the unwitting victims of bad intelligence.
Above all, the 935 false statements painstakingly presented here finally help to answer two all-too-familiar questions as they apply to Bush and his top advisers: What did they know, and when did they know it?
WOW! Nothing like being about 2 years behind the times there, Skippies! The only difference I see here is that in this report, they were counting via 'rithmetic. I wonder how their reading and 'riting is...
Check out their Staff and see if you see what I see. Bill Buzenberg is the Chief Top Dog. The Board of Directors is here. The Advisory Board is here. A small blurb on the Founder is here. Having recognized several of the folks listed in the links above, I find the report wanting in substance and can guarantee the politics of each of them has contributed to this report and there is nothing unbiased in this report. On top of that, the NY Slimes endorses the "project"...go figure. And, adding insult to injury - self inflicted - check out the Funders here.
I know that I am a lowly blogger and all and a Citizen Journalist but I can read and I know that I have had EVERY single one of these arguments in one form or another for a long time now with many people. This report is designed to distract from the fact that the Leftinistra have been wrong all along and they know it. This report will merely incite the already emotionally and psychologically weak anti-Americanist groups all atwitter to distract from the issues at hand - meaning the elections.
I have read this study and a good portion of the methodology and it lacks integrity. As usual, there is no "smoking gun" proof of any of the allegations, meaning, there is no substantiation. In regards to the WMDs, especially, they obviously have been locked in a closet someplace. Also, there is no evidence that the alleged "false statements" were purposefully stated knowing them to be false at the time they were uttered. I love hind-sight investigations, if this can be called an investigation.
How soon people forget, either on purpose or suffering from a mental condition with short and long term memory dysfunction. Surely they have read the Iraq War Resolution...yes? Therein, one can see that in a prewar discussion, all possible scenarios were discussed and agreed upon.
In the Iraq War Resolution, it was stipulated that Iraq had violated 17 United Nations Resolutions and had not provided proof that Iraq had destroyed their WMD stockpiles and equipment. Saddam had proven to the world that his word could not be trusted and the Cease Fire of 1991 was withdrawn.
Another obvious element is that this group was not allowed out of their closets and were not allowed to read the ISG. Enough said about that one.
No one can convince humans capable of rational though t that this report isn't biased one bit. Had they honestly carried out their research, they would have found this record...can anyone spell media bias?
This report is shamefully distributed and lauded. It is a pathetic example of BDS inspired and contrived garbage. This report, in this time frame, with everything that we know now, today, is much more dishonest than dishonesty can describe. With all of the Media Bias there is strong evidence of, this report should be gathered up and burned.
We bloggers and Citizen Journalists will now have to re-fight and rehash this garbage again. We are ready and willing.
Let's roll.
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