Monday, June 13, 2005

The Path to War, Iraq Style

Anyone who has had difficulty following the ongoing story of the release of a series of astounding official documents from the British government regarding the buildup to the U.S. invasion of Iraq should check out this amazing timeline brought to us by the always excellent staff of The Raw Story. (For those of you not familiar with this website/gift from God, it is what Matt Drudge would be doing if he were a) a liberal and b) a real journalist. But back to the topic at hand.)

This is staggering stuff. That this kind of brazen manipulation and subterfuge is going on does not surprise me in the slightest--after all, I am a child of the Watergate era. What does surprise me is the utter complicity of the so-called mainstream media, and the failure of even one Republican in either the House or Senate to admit that the Emperor Has No Clothes. Hell, during Watergate, many of the guys running the show (Sen. Howard Baker, for example) were members of the same party as the president whose administration they were investigating. How ridiculous does this have to get before someone does something about all this up there on that Hill? How many more Iraqis and Americans have to die needlessly? When will someone, anyone finally be held accountable for this mess?

I shudder to think.


In the meantime, get informed and get involved:
After Downing Street
Code Pink - Women for Peace
International Answer
United for Peace & Justice

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