Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Of Blood and Forgery

Just when one thinks one has plumbed the depths to which the Bush Administration would stoop to, to get their way, a new revelation shows us that we are no where near the bottom. Back then when George Bush was trying to find a way to link Saddam Hussein to 9/11, a letter turned up allegedly from the head of Iraq’s intelligence service to the former dictator linking Hussein to the ringleader of the hijackers that flew the planes into the World Trade Centre.

A new book by Ron Suskind, author of ‘The Price of Loyalty' now states that this letter, one of the mainstays of the allegations by Condoleeza Rice, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and George Bush that Saddam and Al Qaeda were inextricably mixed, was a forgery. Moreover, that this forgery was ordered by none other than George W. Bush himself, as The Raw Story reports.

“The White House had concocted a fake letter from Habbush to Saddam, backdated to July 1, 2001,” Suskind writes. “It said that 9/11 ringleader Mohammad Atta had actually trained for his mission in Iraq – thus showing, finally, that there was an operational link between Saddam and al Qaeda, something the Vice President’s Office had been pressing CIA to prove since 9/11 as a justification to invade Iraq. There is no link.”

The creation of a war of attrition under the falsest of pretenses. One can only read and weep. A million deaths based on a lie.

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