The light of day is dawning and the rats are scurrying. The truth will have a way of coming out. Just ask Richard Nixon and his aides, one of whom, « John Dean, this week judged the Bush presidency as trumping Nixon’s in ‘secrecy, deception and political cynicism’ » which is ‘potentially the most corrupt, unethical and undemocratic White House in history.’
’… George Bush first asked Tony Blair to support the removal of Saddam Hussein from power at a private White House dinner nine days after the terror attacks of 11 September, 2001. According to Sir Christopher Meyer, the former British Ambassador to Washington, who was at the dinner when Blair became the first foreign leader to visit America after 11 September, Blair told Bush he should not get distracted from the war on terror’s initial goal – dealing with the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Bush, claims Meyer, replied by saying: ‘I agree with you, Tony. We must deal with this first. But when we have dealt with Afghanistan, we must come back to Iraq.’ Regime change was already US policy. It was clear, Meyer says, ‘that when we did come back to Iraq it wouldn’t be to discuss smarter sanctions’.’
In other words, when Bush said, and I directly quote Mr. ‘Jesus is my Hero’ himself, ‘Fuck Saddam, we’re taking him out,’ he meant it. It appears to have been an all-consuming obsession with him and his so-called administration. So much so that « a man formerly known for his veracity and uprightness perjured himself before the world to justify the invasion »:
‘US Secretary of State Colin Powell has admitted that evidence he submitted to the United Nations to justify war on Iraq may have been wrong. In February last year he told the UN Security Council that Iraq had developed mobile laboratories for making biological weapons. On Friday he conceded that information “appears not to be… that solid”. The claim failed to persuade the Security Council to back the war, but helped sway US public opinion.’
‘May have been wrong.’ In other words, you were talking out of your hat to provide cover for a lying, extremist political agenda. And now your chance to, perhaps, become America’s first African-American president may be permanently in the toilet. How are you feeling now, Mr. Secretary?