Saturday, August 09, 2008

Top CIA Official: Order to Forge Iraq-9/11 Letter Came From White House

I truly believe that some day most Americans will be horrified by what we will learn went on in the Bush/Cheney regime both in terms of outright lawlessness and conduct worthy of the Nazis or Bolsheviks. Emperor Palpatine Cheney - who will never come back from the "dark side" - has consistently shown an utter contempt for the U. S. Constitution, international treaties and the rule of law. Both he and the Chimperator I believe are guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors meriting impeachment, not to mention possible war crimes likely meriting execution should all the truth ever come out. Their regime will be a nasty stain on America's image for many years to come. It is imperative that the truth be exposed - something that will not happen under a McCain presidency - so that history will know the level of evil that has been a hallmark of this regime. Here are highlights from RawStory that look at the deliberate fabrication of a document that was used to take the country to war based on lies. Thousands of Americans and Iraqis have died because of the disgusting dishonesty of Bush and Cheney:
A forged letter linking Saddam Hussein to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks was ordered on White House stationery and probably came from the office of Vice President Dick Cheney, according to a new transcript of a conversation with the Central Intelligence Agency's former Deputy Chief of Clandestine Operations Robert Richer.
On Tuesday, the White House released a statement on Richer's behalf. In it, Richer declared, "I never received direction from George Tenet or anyone else in my chain of command to fabricate a document ... as outlined in Mr. Suskind's book." The denial, however, directly contradicts Richer's own remarks in the transcript.
"But he didn't say that specifically," Richer added. "I would naturally--I would probably stand on my, basically, my reputation and say it came from the vice president." "But there wasn't anything in the writing that you remember saying the vice president," Suskind continued. "Nope," Richer said. "It just had the White House stationery." "Exactly right."
The bogus memo claimed that 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta had received training in Baghdad but also discussed the arrival of a "shipment" from Niger, which the Administration claimed had supplied Iraq with yellowcake uranium -- based on yet another forged document whose source remains uncertain.
Today, The American Conservative also published a report saying that the forgery was actually produced by then-Defense Undersecretary Douglas Feith's Office of Special Plans, citing an unnamed intelligence source. The source reportedly added that Suskind’s overall claim “is correct."


Anonymous said...

Michael: I agree with you that most Americans would be shocked at the breadth of illegality, lies and deception the Bush administration has resorted to in order to achieve thier agenda - including the war in Iraq - if the truth ever comes to light. But what frightens me more is how readily the pubic has gone along with all of it until recently.

Hitler did not rise to power in Germany through any sort of revolutionary act: he and his Nazi Party followers were democraticaly elected. Through demogogary, fear and deception the Nazi's succeeded in creating the modern Western world's most evil of regimes yet all of it was done in much the same way that the Bush administration has succeeded in "re-making" American society and government. In both cases the respective publics were complicit contributors to the success of each.

I began to understand just how far our society had strayed from my own view of what America should be about when Bill Mahr got kicked off network television for stating that the 911 terrorists were not cowards and expressing his opposition to invading Iraq. He spoke for me.

And this is why I beleive that the election this year is probably the most important election we will have since World War II. We need to get the country back where it belongs - where people can express themselves without fear of retribution, where the least among us is valued simply as a fellow human being, where religion is personal, not a political statement, where our government works for us, not against us and where all Americans have rights afforded to us in the Constitution.

Take Care.


Michael-in-Norfolk said...


I am in total agreement with you. If a president and Congress are not elected who will roll back the foul actions of Bush/Cheney, I truly fear for the future of the country and question whether it would be a place I'd want to live.

A McCain presidency and a couple of more "conservatives" - read fascists - on the U. S. Supreme Court and the damage may be irreversible for a long time to come.