Originally posted by nativeokie
Okay I will bite
There are maybe a great number of soldiers who do believe what they are there for is right and just. My question would be how many of them work in a
position as high as this Col. and in the particular group (which has exposure to so much of this information). I mean I believe the troops are there
for the right reasons, right as in what they and we have been told. I also do not normally agree that the government is out to get me (quite the
opposite) but I have to say there are questions and now someone who is on the surface credible (verifiable employement in said agency) has given a
plausible change in official story.
I would love to see this handled by a reputable news agency, at least to help to confirm the authors credibility more and to help discover the truth.
Not 100% this is how it happened but it does fit the situation even better than the official story which from the start to now and been full of holes
for many people.
Now all opinions are my own and not designed to really upset anyone.
First of all, being corporately owned and subservient to White House/Pentagon demands ("National Security"), Col. Kwiatkowski's account of what
went on inside Rumsfeld's Pentagon is not gonna make press. It's way too explosive for the Bush administration. Despite what you might think, or
wish to believe,
Seekerof, the Col.'s testimony IS
unimpeachable. Working inside the very belly of the beast gave her an up close and
personal look that few have/had. She got out because of what she saw - only because she knew the only
way she could speak truth to power was
to leave the service. No small thing, man. She loved what she did and is a true patriot. Had she stayed, she could not have made her opinions and
voice known. I have communicated with her and I tell you, she is the real deal. Col. David Hackworth, one of our most decorated, if not the
decorated living soldier agrees with this assertion as well. Who are you going to believe? Some civilian war-profiteers who have launched one
of the most sinister and immoral propaganda campaigns against the USA to start a war for domination and resources or the very people who have served
valiantly for us all?
(Over their whole professional lives.)
As an aside, I'm reading a new book right now called "The Mission" by the Washington Post's CIA/miilitary reporter Dana Priest. In it, she
recounts how our civilian leaders in this administration - as well as Clinton's have completely and thoroughly disregarded and marginalized the input
and wisdom of our military's highest officers like Gen. Anthony Zinni, for example. They fought in the Vietnam War and
the Gulf War, learning
hard lessons through both. What wars have these lying, incompetent Neo-Conservatives (who led us into this Iraq debacle) ever fought? NONE!
They have ZERO
experience! Only TWO of them (Rumsfeld and one guy at State) have even ever served. That should matter BIGTIME to everyone in
Kwiotkowski has Absolutely No Reason
to make this stuff up and destroy
her career! Why in God's name would a high ranking officer leave
an excellent career and pick a fight with such high level officials? That makes NO sense whatsoever! If it weren't for the Neo Con subversion, she'd
still be serving!
As far as all the soldiers who believe what they're doing is right, I'd bet a month's paycheck those are mainly the low-level troops who are fed
NOTHING BUT propaganda. (Remember Seekerof, I was there, I know what kinda crap goes on in training and preparing and going to war) You cannot imagine
the kind of things they drive into YOUNG, IMPRESSIONABLE soldiers heads (CEARBHALL, Can I get an AMEN?) I don't hold that loyalty against the
soldiers at all. They truly do want to do the right thing. Unfortunately, they are now being led by the most unethical bunch of power mongers possibly
in our history.
When I was in, before Christmas leave we all hated and wanted to kill Gadhaffi ("...Shoot Gadhaffi lock and load... So went the cadence). Then after
Christmas leave, the cadence was Shoot NORIEGA, LOCK AND LOAD... Then, by the summer of 1990 the propaganda flowing out of the Rendon group on the
invasion of Kuwait, not to mention the top brass at the 101st Airborne headquarters - we were in a fever pitch to go kill that frocking bastiddd
Saddam.. Do you see what I'm getting at? They take young people who have little or no world experience and they fill their heads with things you
can't imagine. So of course they're gonna support their commander-in-chief. That's a no-brainer.
The bottom line is you're not gonna get a better, more accurate picture of what really
went on inside the Pentagon leading up to this illegal
invasion of Iraq. Discount Kwiotkowski's comments if you want, but you're only fooling yourself.
(No disrespect, Seekerof.
[Edited on 19-09-2003 by EastCoastKid]
[Edited on 19-09-2003 by EastCoastKid]