Friday, September 24, 2010

We knew this from the very beginning.

From the moment Bush was selected to be president, some of us bet we'd be at war with Iraq in two years. The neocons had been begging Clinton for years to take out Saddam, and now they had the power and ability to do so themselves.

The Bush administration was obviously prepping for war while theatrically pretending to be weighing the decision until the last minute. It was so very clear to us what they intended to do but the media just bizarrely ate up each declaration from Cheney, Rumsfeld and Bush as the truth and asked no questions. It's what made me give up on the mainstream media in disgust and go hunting for those who actually reported the truth.

I really think the neocons felt they had all bases covered. The churches had been bought off with the 'faith-based initiatives', the allies were ready to get the oil, the military brass got a new shiny war with really big bombs, the media had been seduced with quail eggs and special interviews.... The Bush administration just didn't plan on those pesky bloggers with their damned facts and discomforting questions.

The truth refuses to die even though you thought you put out a hit, Mr. Cheney. And now the facts are slowly working back to the surface. Even though we knew what the truth was, it's nice to prove it.
Newly Declassified Documents Show Bush Administration Looked For Excuse To Start War In Iraq In Nov. 2001


Steve Bates said...

I just bought a remaindered copy of Jane Mayer's The Dark Side for $5.99, not to reread it... I read the local library's copy when it first came out... but as my personal assurance that the book's revelations against Bush, Cheney et al do not mysteriously "disappear" from public access. If you haven't read it, it's still worthwhile... albeit infuriating. And Obama wants to let all those people off scot-free...

ellroon said...

I'm tired of being shoved forward without addressing the wrongs of the past.

We will never let it be forgotten... the crimes of the Bush administration which mysteriously have continued into the Obama administration.