Bush lies documented by the Congress!
Originally posted by djohnsto77
George Bush never lied to anyone and he deserves far more respect than his predecessor. He has taken a firm stand on terrorism and has brought honor
and dignity back to the White House.
On Iraq: If Iraq is so bad, why does the Bush Administration have to repeatedly Lie to start a war?
1. Powell relies on FORGED documents to link Saddam to terror.
MSNBC: "They have been the closest of allies. But under the intense pressure of a diplomatic crisis at the United Nations and an imminent war in
Iraq, the friendship between the United States and Britain is beginning to fray. The most recent strain emerged when U.N. nuclear inspectors concluded
last week that U.S. and British claims about Iraq's secret nuclear program were based on forged documents. The fake letters supposedly laid out how
Iraqi agents had tried to purchase uranium from officials in Niger, central Africa."
CNN: WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Intelligence documents that U.S. and British governments said were strong evidence that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons
have been dismissed as forgeries by U.N. weapons inspectors.
Sydney Morning Herald, Australia: The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed ElBaradei, has demonstrated that UK and US intelligence
authorities relied on forged documents to support assertions that Iraq was trying to buy uranium in Africa.
LA Times: WASHINGTON -- Phony weapons documents cited by the United States and Britain as evidence against Saddam Hussein were initially obtained by
Italian intelligence authorities, who may have been duped into paying for the forgeries, U.S. officials said Friday. The documents, which purport to
show Iraqi efforts to acquire uranium from Niger, were exposed as fraudulent by U.N. weapons inspectors last week. The matter has embarrassed U.S. and
And even more:
* * *
2. Bush/Powell's UN "evidence" relies on even MORE supposedly "up to date" FORGED documents to link Saddam to terror.
CNN: Large chunks of the 19-page report -- highlighted by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell at the U.N. as a " fine paper ... which describes in
exquisite detail Iraqi deception activities" -- contains large chunks lifted from other sources, according to several academics. " The British
government's dossier is 19 pages long and most of pages 6 to 16 are copied directly from that document word for word, even the grammatical errors and
typographical mistakes," Rangwala said. Al-Marashi's article, published last September, was based on information obtained at the time of the 1991
Gulf War, Rangwala said. " The information he was using is 12 years old and he acknowledges this in his article. The British government, when it
transplants that information into its own dossier, does not make that acknowledgement. " So it is presented as current information about Iraq, when
really the information it is using is 12 years old."
UK Guardian: Downing Street was last night plunged into acute international embarrassment after it emerged that large parts of the British
government's latest dossier on Iraq - allegedly based on "intelligence material" - were taken from published academic articles, some of them
several years old. Amid charges of "scandalous" plagiarism on the night when Tony Blair attempted to rally support for the US-led campaign against
Saddam Hussein, Whitehall's dismay was compounded by the knowledge that the disputed document was singled out for praise by the US secretary of
state, Colin Powell, in his speech to the UN security council on Wednesday.
3. Bush/Powell tries to use edited audio-tape to LIE about Saddam/Bin Laden Connection.
NY Times: It offered little evidence of an alliance between Mr. Hussein and Mr. bin Laden, but it did seem to validate Arab leaders' warnings that
Islamic extremists would exploit any assault on Baghdad to further inflame the region.
NY Times: Germany dismissed Wednesday U.S. claims that a new audiotape purportedly by Osama bin Laden proved he was in league with Iraq, while some
Muslims were cheered by the possibility the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks was still alive.
Philadelphia Daily News: But if bin Laden was trying to show personal solidarity with Saddam himself, he had a strange way of doing so. He denounced
Saddam's secular, socialist al-Baath party as "infidels." What's more, the statement said that Iraq's rulers had "lost their credibility long
ago" and that "socialists are infidels wherever they are." He didn't even mention Saddam by name.
Salon.com: War, lies and audiotape If truth is the first casualty of war, then this war's second casualty is the credibility of Colin Powell.
Yesterday morning he insisted that the new tape from Osama bin Laden would show a "partnership" between al-Qaida and Iraq. He told the nation that
he had a transcript of bin Laden's remarks. Understandably, however, the secretary of state didn't read from the transcript he claimed to have in
his possession -- because it so clearly contradicted the headlines he was trying to create.
* * *
4. Bush/Powell LIES again about Saddam's ability to deliver weapons of mass destruction.
News Interactive: An Iraqi drone found by UN weapons inspectors is of "very primitive" design and is definitely not capable of flying 500km as
suggested by US Secretary of State Colin Powell, Jane's Defence Weekly said today.
On February 5, Powell told the UN Security Council that the Iraqis possessed a drone that could fly 500km, violating UN rules that limit the range of
Iraqi weapons to 150km. " There is no possibility that the design shown on 12 March has the capability to fly anywhere near 500 kilometres," drones
expert Ken Munson said on Jane's website (jdw.janes.com...
). " The design looks very primitive, and the engines -- which have their pistons
exposed -- appear to be low-powered," he said.
Originally from the NY Times: AL TAJI, Iraq -- To hear senior Bush administration officials tell it, Iraq's latest pilotless drone has the potential
to be one of Saddam Hussein's deadliest weapons, able to deliver terrifying payloads of chemical and biological warfare agents across Iraq's borders
to Israel or other neighboring states. It could even, they say, be broken down and smuggled into the United States for use in terrorist attacks. But
viewed up close yesterday by reporters hastened by Iraqi officials to the Ibn Firnas weapons plant outside Baghdad, the vehicle the Iraqis have
code-named RPV-30A, for remotely piloted vehicle, looked more like something out of the Rube Goldberg museum of aeronautical design than anything that
could threaten Iraq's foes. To the layman's eye, the unveiling of the Iraqi prototype seemed to lend the crisis over Iraq's weapons an aura less of
deadly threat than of farce.
"In any case, he and other officials said, the vehicle could not be controlled from a distance of more than 5 miles, in good weather, since its
controllers tracked it "with the naked eye."
Boston Globe: Duct tape reinforced by aluminum foil held together the black and white drone's balsa wood wings. The wooden propellers and tiny
engines were fastened to a well-worn fuselage, fashioned from the fuel tank of a larger aircraft. The words ''God is Great'' were hand painted in
red ink on both sides. Perched on a sawhorse at a military research base 20 miles north of Baghdad, the drone looked more like a large school science
project than a vehicle capable of delivering chemical and biological weapons. Iraqi officials denied the airplane had any strategic use.
PLEASE say that you're 16 years old or something, I don't know, AUTISTIC. IF not, I really hope you take the time & do some sort of searching ( both
board & soul ) , before you post that weak syncophant drivel again.