posted on Aug, 5 2004 @ 01:00 AM
Despite the whitewash, we now know that the Bush administration was warned before the war that its Iraq claims were weak.
If desperation is ugly, then Washington, D.C. today is downright hideous.
As the 9/11 Commission recently reported, there was “no credible evidence” of a collaborative relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda. Similarly, no
weapons of mass destruction have been found in Iraq. With U.S. casualties mounting in an election year, the White House is grasping at straws to avoid
being held accountable for its dishonesty.
The whitewash already has started: In July, Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee released a controversial report blaming the CIA for the
mess. The panel conveniently refuses to evaluate what the White House did with the information it was given or how the White House set up its own
special team of Pentagon political appointees (called the Office of Special Plans) to circumvent well-established intelligence channels. And Vice
President Dick Cheney continues to say without a shred of proof that there is “overwhelming evidence” justifying the administration’s pre-war