Naji Sabri, Saddam's foreign minister (top left) told the CIA prior to the invasion, that Saddam had no WMD. George Tenet (bottom left) reported this fact to George Bush, who said the information was irrelevant. Colin Powell (bottom right) and his boss lied to us. When Congress voted to authorize the use of force, they had no inkling about this critical information.
I reported on this blog on August 15th, about my meeting with Rordan Hart. Here is an excerpt from that post;
"When I complained that Bush and Cheney lied us into the war, Rordan tried the old dodge about how all of the Democratic Senators and Congressional Representatives had access to the same intelligence as Bush and Cheney, so how can I blame Bush and Cheney? Trouble is, a report done by the Congressional Research Service at the request of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), 12/15/05, said just the opposite. Feinstein, who is on the Senate intelligence committee, said "The report demonstrates that Congress routinely is denied access to intelligence sources, intelligence collection and analysis," http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/15/AR2005121501813.html"
Of all the impeachable offenses of Bush and Cheney, this is obviously the worst. How can there be any greater crime, than lying to Congress and the American people to get us into an illegal war that has resulted in the death of a million Iraqis, and 3760 of our own troops?
We now have further evidence that Bush lied us into the war, and that Senators and Congressional Representatives did not have access to critical intelligence. Sydney Blumenthal has written an important piece at Salon that should be on the front page of every mainstream paper in the country. I'll post the link here in hope that a couple of people might read it, as opposed to the millions who should. http://www.salon.com/opinion/blumenthal/2007/09/06/bush_wmd/
Don't forget Monday the 24th - Special Village Board Meeting about Impeachment at the Fire Hall!