Friday, May 13, 2005

Indignation Grows in US over British Prewar Documents

t r u t h o u t - Secret Bush-Blair War Plan Sparks Outrage

The "liberal" media are still largely ignoring this story. I can't say it often enough or forcefully enough: we, the people of the US, were persuaded to invade Iraq on the basis of lies.


Labeled "secret and strictly personal - UK eyes only," the minutes begin with the head of the British intelligence service, MI6, who is identified as "C," saying he had returned from Washington, where there had been a "perceptible shift in attitude. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and [weapons of mass destruction]. But the intelligence and the facts were being fixed around the policy."

In a letter to Bush last week, 89 House Democrats expressed shock over the documents. They asked if the papers were authentic and, if so, whether they proved that the White House had agreed to invade Iraq months before seeking Congress' OK.

"If the disclosure is accurate, it raises troubling new questions regarding the legal justifications for the war as well as the integrity of our own administration," the letter says.

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