(I was gonna title this "Nazi Sympathizers Invade Senate Intelligence Committee", but I think I've been getting too flippant, in recent weeks.)
When you want a story to be ignored, release it on a friday- no one reads the news on the weekend, and by the time the sunday talking head shows hove into view, the talking points have been issued. The pundit corps swings into action, the spin begins, and by the time the monday dailies come out, the story's been buried.
Such was the case, today.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has made public their findings that the Bush Bowl ignored U.S. intelligence reports citing substantiating proof that indeed, that there had been no link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, prior to the invasion in march of 2003. Instead, Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and the rest of the usual suspects relied on here say provided to them by the likes of international bank fraudster Ahmed Chalabi, and an anonymous alcoholic charlatan known only to them as "Curveball."
The White House has issued their response to this "revelation," saying that it's "Old News."
As much as I hate to give the right wing echo chamber any credit- they do have a point, because anyone with half a brain has known this since three months before the war began. However- the pundits will add, as a caveat: "Russia, France, Great Britain reached the same conclusion, looking at their own intelligence."
Sorry- that doesn't fly- because one is left with the necessity of asking the question: "Where did, Britain, France, and Russia get this damning intelligence?" You guessed it- it was provided to them by the Bush White House. Neat little circle of deadly stupidity, there, neh?
So, here's where we find ourselves, almost four long, hard, and miserably bloody years later: The last lie has been shattered, the last excuse has been exposed as false, and the killing goes on, and on, and on.
I cannot fully articulate the disgust I feel towards this administration, these days- calling Bush and his cadre "murderers" has become so redundant. This war was not- and is not- necessary, well-advised, nor moral, by any conceivable human standard.
Go take a look here. Click on a few pictures- learn their names, where they came from, and how old they were, when their lives were snuffed out. Consider that 100 Iraqis are dying every day, given only a passing mention in between reports about Paris Hilton on our corporate news networks.
All this, for a pack of lies.
But hey- thank goodness Bill Clinton ain't president, anymore, huh? Remember that blue dress? Goodness gracious, that was just too much to bear...
I'll be adding new media, tomorrow. I'll be doing a new flash, soon... (At long last.)