Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Bush the Deceiver

This article makes a pretty good case that Bush purposely nixed plans, three times, to kill Abu Musab Zarqawi - because it might undercut Bush's case for war. This isn't the al Qaeda #2 Zarqawi, but still, he's not a nice guy. End of the day, Iraq was going to happen whether it made sense or not.

On a lighter note, people are reporting that the murder of an American contractor in Iraq was carried out, directly or indirectly, by that same Zarqawi who Bush refused to kill last year. You've heard all the lies about 'Clinton not pulling the trigger on Osama' (actually, Clinton gave the 'kill order', but the CIA didn't want to get caught holding the bag if they missed), now you know the ways in which Bush and his cronies endanger us.

“Here we had targets, we had opportunities, we had a country willing to support casualties, or risk casualties after 9/11 and we still didn’t do it,” said Michael O’Hanlon, military analyst with the Brookings Institution.


The Pentagon drew up a second strike plan, and the White House again killed it. By then the administration had set its course for war with Iraq.

“People were more obsessed with developing the coalition to overthrow Saddam than to execute the president’s policy of preemption against terrorists,” according to terrorism expert and former National Security Council member Roger Cressey.


The Pentagon drew up still another attack plan, and for the third time, the National Security Council killed it.

I need a drink...

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