Wednesday, August 6, 2008

More Evidence on Bush Lies: investigate please!

By: Harry Waisbren

Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Ron Suskind has just come out with a new book that includes a few more pieces to the puzzle that (in a functioning democracy) would quickly lead into investigations and impeachment proceedings. This time though, Suskind has got two CIA officers on record admitting that they actively enabled the Bush administration's fabrication of the intelligence that was used to justify the war. Obviously the lies aren't a new development, but having CIA agents come forward is certainly a knock in the "only dirty hippies believe Bush lied" theory.

Suskind went into more detail on this charge and the "forged Iraqi letter" evidence he has procured over at the Huffington Post. This letter was created due to the Bush administratin's anxiety over the Valerie Plame affair, and it essentially entailed our government paying for Iraqi "hush money" on the lack of WMD.

Check out video of Keith Olbermann discussing this important issue followed by his interview with Suskind below:

I wholeheartedly agree with Chris Bowers that, as Suskind suggests, the democrats need to jump on this issue and hold hearings.
From 1996-2004, Republicans frequently used their control of Congress to try and
make Democratic candidates look bad during the final two weeks of an election
season. From forcing election season votes on welfare reform to the border
fence, they have held what they believe to be winning issues in reserve until
the final weeks of the campaign. This is a clear circumstance where Democrats
should do something similar, but different in that it is of far greater
importance to the country. Hold hearing to determine if the Bush administration
willfully fabricated fake intelligence in order to build their case for war in

That certainly sounds like quite an electoral strategy to me, especially given the problems McCain is already running into from his relationship to Bush. Any way you slice it, investigations and impeachment are just good electoral strategy. Come on democrats, show some backbone and jump on board!

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