that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.
Indeed, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff – Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson – just said that Powell knew that there were no WMDs:
I wonder what will happen when we put 500,000 troops into Iraq and comb the country from one end to the other and find nothing
(starting at 6:43 into video).
But war is sold just like soda or toothpaste
… and so a false justification also needs to be concocted. George W. Bush
, John McCain
, Sarah Palin
, a high-level National Security Council officer
, Alan Greenspan
and others all say that the Iraq war was really
It has been extensively documented that the White House decided to invade Iraq before 9/11
Indeed, neoconservatives planned regime change in Iraq – and throughout the Middle East and North Africa – 20 years ago
The government tried to falsely blame the anthrax attacks on Iraq
as a justification for war:
When Congress was originally asked to pass the Patriot Act in late 2001, the anthrax attacks which occurred only weeks earlier were falsely blamed on spooky Arabs as a way to scare Congress members into approving the bill. Specifically:
George Bush throughout 2002 routinely featured “anthrax” as one of Saddam’s scary weapons
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, President Bush and VP Cheney all falsely linked Iraq with 9/11 … and the entire torture program was aimed
at establishing such a false linkage.
A new book by NBC News and Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff
adds details, including a memo written by Rumsfeld in November 2001
– a year and a quarter before the start of the Iraq war – asking how to start a war against Iraq, and suggesting as one potential “justification” for war:
US discovers Saddam connection to Sept. 11 attack or to anthrax?
The Bush administration launched the Iraq war under false pretenses … unfortunately, Obama is no better