Wednesday, August 30, 2006

My Goodness Gracious...

But this is handy, the Bush War Timeline.

Go through it there is outrage after outrage and more than a few, "oh yeah, I remember that now" moments. There are more appropriate shocking references to Iraq within it, but a couple things thing stands out as NEVER receiving enough attention:

September 18, 2001: In a move a federal judge will later call "conscience-shocking," EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman announces that the thousands of pounds of hazardous materials released into the air after the World Trade Center collapse pose no health risk to residents of the area around Ground Zero. It is the third time since the attacks that the EPA has expressed such a sentiment. Subsequent news reports and lawsuits will show that Whitman acted at the behest of the White House, and that relevant studies had not been completed. Tens of thousands of people suffer "debilitating health problems" related to the attacks, according to Newsweek.

September 20, 2001: A letter to President Bush from the neoconservative Project for the New American Century says, "Even if evidence does not link Iraq directly to the attack, any strategy aiming at the eradication of terrorism and its sponsors must include a determined effort to remove Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq."


According to the 9/11 Commission Report, on this date undersecretary of defense Douglas J. Feith (ed. "dumbest fucking person on earth") wrote to Donald Rumsfeld and "expressed disappointment at the limited options immediately available in Afghanistan and the lack of ground options. [He] suggested instead hitting terrorists outside the Middle East in the initial offensive, perhaps deliberately selecting a non-al Qaeda target like Iraq."


Bush and Blair meet for a private White House dinner. According to the former British Ambassador to Washington, Blair told Bush not to get distracted from the war on terror. Bush replied, "I agree with you, Tony. We must deal with this first. But when we have dealt with Afghanistan, we must come back to Iraq."

I suggest giving this link to every "independent" and soft-Republican you know.

...And maybe more than a few Lieberman supporters!

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