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NEWS: Cheney Cabal Hijacked U.S. Foreign Policy

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posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 05:04 PM
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Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, the chief of staff for former Secretary of State Colin Powell, blasted the Bush white house for allowing rogue elements within the administration to manipulate foreign policy. He believes this manipulation is responsible for the negative consequences being suffered in our foreign policy today. He spoke highly of George H.W. Bush, but not the current president.
 



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Vice-President Dick Cheney and a handful of others had hijacked the government's foreign policy apparatus, deciding in secret to carry out policies that had left the US weaker and more isolated in the world, the top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell claimed on Wednesday.

In a scathing attack on the record of President George W. Bush, Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to Mr Powell until last January, said: “What I saw was a cabal between the vice-president of the United States, Richard Cheney, and the secretary of defense, Donald Rumsfeld, on critical issues that made decisions that the bureaucracy did not know were being made.


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What Wilkerson says has been pretty obvious to anyone unbiasly observing the things that have gone on during the course of this administration. We are paying for this cowboy mentality today and will continue paying dearly far into the future. Wilkerson can hardly be called a liberal, though I have no doubt that some will try to characterize him that way.

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posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 05:14 PM
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Oh my. And from the Financial Times too. Good find.


More and more rats are leaving the ship every day, aren't they. Good for them. And thanks to them for warning the rest of us.



posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 06:01 PM
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I would simply love for Bush to wake up some morning... and realize he is being used... and then grow some balls...

it is his name and legacy that will be remembered... but Cheney and Rumsfeld (and R*ove) are the name on almost every bad decision that he has made...

So maybe he will realize that these gumbahs dont really like him, but are just using him, and turn the tails on them...(and evidence)

Oh if only...

it would turn him from one of the most despised presidents in history, to one of the most loved...

Come on Bush... you know it... it's not too late to redeem yourself totally..

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posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 06:52 PM
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Los Bandidos de la Guerra

New America Foundation Video: Col. Lawrence Wilkerson on the Bush Administration’s National Security Decision Making Process

Colonel Finally Saw Whites of Their Eyes
Wilkerson blamed Bush, "not versed in international relations and not too much interested," for letting the Cheney-Rumsfeld cabal to take over. He blamed Rice for dropping her role as honest broker to "build her intimacy with the president." And he blamed whoever gave Feith "carte blanche to tell the State Department to go screw itself."

Dick Cheney's Covert Action
Face it, America. You've been punk'd. It is now quite clear that the outing of Valerie Plame was part of a broader White House effort to mislead and manipulate U.S. public opinion as part of an orchestrated effort to take us to war. The unraveling of the Valerie Plame affair has exposed their scam-and it extends well beyond compromising the identity of a CIA officer. In short, the Bush administration organized and executed a classic "covert action" program against the citizens of the United States.

Cheney was a useful pawn too :The Iraqi National Congress (INC) was created at the behest of the U.S. government for the purpose of fomenting the overthrow of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The INC has been funded since 1992, with an unnamed INC offical telling the New York Times that it had received $27 million in the last four years.

Exclusive: Cheney and the ‘Raw’ Intelligence
The memo, obtained by NEWSWEEK, suggests that the INC last year was directly feeding intelligence reports about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction and purported ties to terrorism to one of Cheney’s top foreign- policy aides. Cheney staffers later pushed INC info—including defectors’ claims about WMD and terror ties—to bolster the case that Saddam’s government posed a direct threat to America. But the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies have strongly questioned the reliability of defectors supplied by the INC.

Dug around a little to round out the story. The flim-flam house of cards is starting to fall, hopefully we don't rebuild the same nonsense from the ashes.

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posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 08:04 PM
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The flim-flam house of cards, RM, is being described as in for a 'regime change'. Now where have I heard that before? Are we finally seeing some karma in action?


But Cheney a useful pawn? The setup in Iraq puts him in great position to the oilfields in Kazakhstan.

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posted on Oct, 20 2005 @ 10:02 PM
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Hmm.

This is a good story. An historical milestone, and a wake-up call.



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