Dead-eye Dick and his role in setting up Iraq


I would like to thank Bob Higgins over at Worldwide Sawdust for posting the following article on his site from one of my favorite places, Booman Tribune. I have lots of favorites and today I was perusing them all..I am just not in the writing mood…life has sucked here at home lately. If you, my dear reader wonder why, I ain’t in the mood to repeat it, go check out my fluff blog here.But I digress…

Larry Johnson is the writer of the following article. Just a little about Larry from his bio on Booman here:
Larry C. Johnson is CEO and co-founder of BERG Associates, LLC, an international business-consulting firm that helps corporations and governments manage threats posed by terrorism and money laundering. Mr. Johnson, who worked previously with the Central Intelligence Agency and U.S. State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism (as a Deputy Director), is a recognized expert in the fields of terrorism, aviation security, crisis and risk management. Mr. Johnson has analyzed terrorist incidents for a variety of media including the Jim Lehrer News Hour, National Public Radio, ABC’s Nightline, NBC’s Today Show, the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, and the BBC. Mr. Johnson has authored several articles for publications, including Security Management Magazine, the New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. He has lectured on terrorism and aviation security around the world.

Actually, thats alot about Larry..but hey..its a helluva resume right? Anyway, on to his article:

Vice President Cheney, Chef in Chief

by Larry Johnson
Mon Jun 26th, 2006 at 09:17:15 PM EST

The evidence now on the public record is overwhelming and, if we could have a jury, Vice President Dick Cheney would be found guilty of cooking the intelligence and lying us into war. Three remarkable and compelling pieces of evidence have hit the streets within the last two weeks. Let’s start with today and work backwards. The Democratic Policy Committee held a hearing on the pre-war intelligence. Republican Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina, who requested to attend today’s Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing — asked (click to watch) Col. Lawrence Wilkerson (Ret’d) how neoconservatives in the Administration gained so much power, and why no one spoke out against their efforts to shape policy toward Iraq in the run-up to war. Col. Wilkerson responded, “The Vice President”.

Most of the men who appeared today before Senator Dorgan and Congressman Jones are Republicans. None are partisans. Their words are horrifying when you realize that over 2500 American men and women have died in Iraq based on a lie.

You can read their statements at this link.

If you have visited this blog before you have probably seen several pieces by me describing how the Administration ignored the intelligence community warnings to not use the claim that Iraq was trying to acquire uranium yellowcake in West Africa and that there was no operational relationship between Saddam Hussein and Osama Bin Laden. On both issues Vice President Cheney, President Bush, National Security Advisor Rice, and Secretary of Defense deliberately ignored the intelligence community.

Bush, and others in his administration, have denied they were trying to persuade Americans that Iraq was somehow behind 9-11. That too is a lie. A bald faced lie. How can I be so confident? We now have public testimony that the Administration repeatedly tried to link the 9-11 attacks to Iraq and willfully ignored the analysis of the intelligence community and the evidence from the law enforcement community. Vice President Cheney and Stephen Hadley, the current National Security Advisor, pressured and bullied the intelligence community to confirm that Mohammed Atta met with Iraqi intelligence officers in the Czech Republic prior to the 9-11 attack.

First, we have the testimony of Col. Wikerson. According to the Colonel:

Now, you have to hit the link to Mr. Johnson’s article in the first paragraph to read the rest, I am not stealing his entire piece..give them the traffic over at Booman..ok? But I swear its a great read..take the time and check it out..please..cuz I think you will be highly pissed off when you finish reading it..or at the very least..figuring you were right all along about Tricky Dick..the prick.

About Dusty, hells most vocal bitch

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on June 28, 2006, in Politics. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the article link…I’ve been debating whether or not I should pick up <>The One Percent Doctrine<>; now that I’ve seen an excerpt, it makes my decision a bit easier…Sorry to hear about rough times at home; you have my permission to take a long, hot bath and get a good night’s sleep. 😉

  2. Thanks grape..if I didn’t hurt so bad I would be asleep..but I will take your advice and take a long hot shower..I hate baths :pIt was a great read, and I am glad I found it.

  3. Dusty, I’m sorry you lost Baby. People who’ve never had pets may not understand the love and trust and friendship you can share with them, but those of us who do have pets understand very well. I do sympathize. From the picture of her you posted on your other blog, I can see she was one happy pooch. I’m glad you were able to rescue her from her previous life and give her a safe, loving home in her last years.As for your post, I have a feeling we could go right through the Presidential chain of succession and impeach every one of the bastards, starting with Bush, and then Cheney, Hastert, Stevens, Rice, Snow, Rumsfeld, Gonzales, etc. There’d be no one left but the White House cleaning lady. And frankly, I’d take her over any one of them.

  4. I would take the janitor or cleaning lady over any of those asshats..in a heartbeat.thank you so very much for your kind words..its harder than losing a human family member, I swear to god. I recently read a study that actually stated that fact. It made me feel a little better knowing I am not the only wacko that mourns a beloved pet that only gave me love and kisses,no matter what my mood or state of mind.

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