Originally posted in wrong thread.....
Here's the latest in the litany of lies and fabrications presented by the Bush Administration in its push towards war.
There was even a feature on CNN (!!!!!) on this affair this morning...*still shaking head in disbelief*.
And check some real BS, courtesy of FOX, naturally:
Fox and the Weekly World News, what a pair. Fox was even claiming 2 weeks back that Iraq had a remote controlled drone that could reach the USA and apread chemical weapons. Bush is relying on this type of crap to sell his war...and so many unquestioning people honestly believe it in America.
Back to administration lies: Here's part of the tally so far...part of the tip of the iceberg of:
*The aluminum tubes affair....the allegation roundly debunked by the AIEA
*Mobile chemical/bio weapons labs allegations...squashed by the inspection teams
*WMD "evidence" crowed over by Powell and Blair...debunked when an activist discovered it was a 15 year old student dissertation masquerading as "current intelligence"
*"Radio intercepts" described as "amateur hour" by those conversant with the local Arabic dialects.
*Linking Saddam with Al Qaeda....debunked by the CIA and MI6
*Photoshopped aerial pictures of alleged chemical weapons facilities.
*Allegations of gassing the Kurds....debunked...by the US' own military archives
*Allegations of an nuclear nuclear capacity; Bush was saying Iraq "months from having the bomb"...completely debunked by the IAEA
*The "best intelligence" supplied to the inspectors...slammed by the inspection teams as "garbage upon garbage upon garbage".
*no evidence of either biological or chemical weapons/manufacture, despite a 4 months of the inspection teams going "anywhere, everywhere" at any time, with no notice.
*Bush's key witness in justifying war, Saddam Hussein's deceased brother in law Kamel Hussein also stated categorically in an UNMOVIC document that Iraq's bio/chem weapons were dumped and destroyed in 1991 shortly after the Gulf War,
before the early inspections regime arrived. (Inspectors are now investigating this)
This whole WMD routine is starting to sound like a conspiracy theory. If the case is so strong, where is the evidence? People cease to believe in Santa Claus or the tooth fairy, due to lack of evidence.
Iraq's supposed WMDs are moving into this category.
Resorting to lies, fabrications, fraud, forgery, blackmail doesn't help credibility. Whatever happened to rationality? Healthy skepticism? Anyone ever heard of Occam's Razor...the "if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck..etc" thing? If people are told that "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction" a million times on Fox, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, and talk radio every single day for months on end, then they will believe it, evidence or not.
I detest Saddam Hussein and his vicious methods, after all, I am a liberal
.but to launch a war thats going to break the bank, throw millions
more Americans out of work, destroy 401ks, encourage terrorism, flout Constitutional and International law, put our troops' lives in danger, and kill 500,000 Iraqi innocents, all for some crazy-assed empire building experiment (named Pax
Americana), hatched by ideologues like Perle, Rove and Wolfowitz, based on a heap of lies and bunk, aided and abetted by a compliant media is ... Un-American, even treasonous.
Enough already.Support our troops and BRING THEM HOME TO THEIR LOVED ONES
If there has to be a war, there has to be a damned good reason. Where is the evidence? No more lies. No planting evidence.
Bush is pushing a faith-based, rather than a science and evidence-based
justification to start a war with Iraq.
If anyone in here [i]KNOWS[/] of evidence that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction....please share what you have heard that convinces you that Bush and Co are correct.