Fran in Eugene, OR emailed this link and rant to me…. I hadn’t heard of this memo which was made public last month in the British Press, but it’s a doozy and appears to confirm what a lot of us knew all along: Bush lied about his reasons for wanting war, and thousands have died because of it. How does he sleep at night?
Hey — I’m a fan of your web site… & here is an item for a good rant…. So yea , it’s *old news* that the Iraq war is built upon a lie…. but The Downing Street Memo is damning evidence that the whole war planning deal really was pre meditated. As far as I’m concerned — this makes Watergate look like a walk in the park. Yet the Memo is not even on mainstream media’s frickin’ radar. Ho hum…. the war is a bogus lie, now back to our reports of death & destruction, um I mean “installing freedom and democracy while rebuilding Iraq”. Never mind Iraq needs rebuilding because the US blew it to smithereens.
This site not only give good timlines of the lies… but directs people to the link of Congressman Conyers (Michigan) who requested a formal hearing (remember the whole Watergate deal started at a hearing level)…. and has been ignored. He’s trying to get 100,000 people to sign the petition to demand a hearing. Most thinking people are sick & disgusted with this war, but don’t really know what to do to *make it stop*. Hell — this is just a few mouse clicks to help push the issue. What a happy day it would be to see Bush follow in the footsteps of Nixon — resign (get the hell out!) or be Impeached (my option of choice- but like that’s gonna happen in a repug dominant senate!). Oh to have Bush behind bars in the Abu Ghraib prison!!!
In any case, there is such a masterful spin on media manipulation (who could stomach watching Bush lay wreaths on the graves of the war dead — while his “sacrifice” involved staying stateside and snorting cocaine during the Vietnam war?). Our Eugene Oregon newspaper front page tells a story of an Oregon Ntl Guard soldier who was recently involved in a roadside bombing, and had one foot amputated, and part of his other leg amputated… but the good news is he can keep his arm! I’m guessing he’s just thrilled beyond belief. I’ve had enough of “USA” United States Apathy….. Come on people — make a ruckus! DO SOMETHING!!! Nuff’s enough… have the hearing — put the lie in the spotlight.
Fran in Oregon