Friday, March 14, 2008

Pentagon Report acknowledges no Iraqi/9-11 connection, and then trys to censor it.

In some big news (meaning that it won't be covered adequately, if at all, by the mainstream media), an official Pentagon report has verified and acknowledged what any rational, informed person has known for years; in fact, has known from the outset of this war. There was no connection, of any kind, between Al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein. To put it another way, Saddam Hussein was not involved in the events of September 11, 2001. Not one iota involved, or in the least involved. Of course, the myth that he was has taken on a life of its own; in fact, it's one of the premiere cases made by those who supported the war on Iraq.

Then, the Pentagon (no doubt pressured by Bush/Cheney) attempted to censor the report, cancelling a press release as well as the report's release on the website. It's astounding in how I already know the media's coverage, or lack thereof, of this. It either won't be mentioned at all (as so many happenings have been dubbed non-events by them over these past few years, like the successive thefts of the presidential elections), or it'll be mentioned near the backpages, where next to no one goes. This is combined with the Democrats' lack of willingness and resolve. It really puts a chill in you, thinking about our successive presidents. If Bush/Cheney's conduct sets the bar for what is acceptable, for what one is allowed to get away with and walk away from, then what are our next presidents going to try?

Well, being right all these years and saying, "See, I told you so", is of no comfort, considering the many, many lives that have already been lost, and that it was a step leading to our downfall as a nation. Between the WMDs that weren't really there at all (although some will still tell you that that crafty Saddam shipped them to Syria) and now this official acknowledgement that Saddam had no ties to Al-Qaeda, it shows that Bush/Cheney had little reason to begin and carry out this war other than their own personal whims.

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