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- From: azwhistler@xxxxxxxxx
- Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 07:43:18 -0800 (PST)
It's Treason: Dems Stay Silent on Bush White House Crimes
By Richard W. Behan, AlterNet. Posted November 16, 2007.
Lying to the people and the Congress was the most despicable violation
of the rule of law by Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney, but many more
We know the Bush administration, when it took office, was indifferent
to terrorism, brushing aside explicit warnings about al Qaeda and
Osama bin Laden; we know the president was planning instead, at least
six months before 9/11, to invade both Afghanistan and Iraq; we know
of a National Security Council memorandum dated Feb. 3, 2001,
concerning the "capture of new and existing oil and gas fields" in
Iraq; we have acquired with a lawsuit the maps of Iraqi oil fields
Vice President Cheney's "Energy Task Force" was studying a month
later; we have learned how the privatized structure of Iraq's postwar
oil industry was designed by the Bush administration a year before the
war began; we know the administration was negotiating pipeline rights-
of-way with the Taliban, unsuccessfully, until five weeks before 9/11;
we know the final threat to them was a "carpet of bombs"; we are aware
of President Bush twice refusing offers from the Taliban to surrender
Osama bin Laden, before and after the carpet of bombs was unleashed;
we've read of the five "megabases" in Iraq to house 100,000 troops for
as long as 50 years; we've learned the U.S. Embassy compound under
construction in Baghdad will be ten times larger than any other in the
world; and we know Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Royal Dutch Shell, and
British Petroleum/Amoco are poised to claim immense profits from 81
percent of Iraq's undeveloped oil fields.
Are these the activities and outcomes of a "War on Terror?"
We also know President Bush, a month before 9/11 in August of 2001,
notified the governments of Pakistan and India he would launch a
military mission into Afghanistan "before the end of October."
Between the dates of the president's announcement and his order to
attack, the Trade Towers and the Pentagon were struck by the hijacked
airliners. Seizing in a heartbeat this spectacular opportunity to
disguise and launch the preplanned invasions, the Bush administration
concocted the megalie, and the "War on Terror" was
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