Say it aint so Dick

Not that this is news to anyone paying attention to the whole ‘Bush lied to America and the world as justification for war’ thing, but I just wanted to make sure that it got noticed so here it is. I found it under the headline A Diplomat’s Undiplomatic Truth: They Lied 

Former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson publicly revealed over the weekend that he was the mysterious envoy whom the CIA, under pressure from Cheney, sent to Niger to investigate a document now known to be a crude forgery ח that allegedly showed Iraq was trying to acquire enriched uranium that might be used to build a nuclear bomb. Wilson found no basis for the story, and nobody else has either.

What is startling in Wilson’s account, however, is that the CIA, the State Department, the National Security Council and the vice president’s office were all informed that the Niger-Iraq connection was phony. No one in the chain of command disputed that this “evidence” of Iraq’s revised nuclear weapons program was a hoax.

If the CIA wants to fall on its sword to protect the current president after it was determined a year ago that this alleged uranium buy was a false lead then I wonder where their true allegiances lie. Certainly not with the American people or their best interests. It would be pointless to ask the same of Bush Co.

So why do we put up with them? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

2 thoughts on “Say it aint so Dick

  1. When you stated that the agency’s allegiances can’t lie with their best interests, you make a mistake common to realist interpretations of state behavior – you discount the individuals involved.  Forget about the nation’s or the CIA’s interests – this is more likely to involve Tenet’s interests.

    Tenet is probably acutely aware that this administration is involved in a full-scale effort to bankrupt, eviscerate, and castrate the federal government, and that in the process they are glutting their personal bank accounts and portfolios on the swag from an array of neoconservative Ponsy schemes (see “privatization”).  I’m sure that his political suicide (if the stagnant American populace even cares enough push the issue that far) has been made palatable through promises of a healthy share. 

    I predict that when Tenet leaves office he will rapidly be ensconced in a lucrative post-public “consultantship” for one of the upscale mercenary outfits to which our administration is incestuously linked (Vinnell, Northrup Grummond

  2. Stop it. You’re scaring me. I used to think my bad attitude about the current administration couldn’t get any worse. You’re proving me wrong.

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