Democrats.com says we can make a difference by urging our duly appointed representatives to investigate King George?s blatant conspiracy to deceive and mislead the United States, Congress, and the American people as to the basis for taking the nation into a military first strike and ongoing conflict with Iraq. (Thank you Revolutionary Powell)
So, I started investigating the current operations in Iraq.
I went to the President?s weekly radio address to see what is on his mind about our current involvement. http://www.whitehouse.gov/radio/
He mentions the war on terror. ?We went to war because we were attacked. We are at war today because there are people out there who want to harm our country and hurt our citizens.?
Pretty scary stuff, unless you listen to what President Bush said in 2003: ?We've had no evidence that Saddam Hussein was involved with the September 11th. What the Vice President said was, is that he has been involved with al Qaeda. And al Zarqawi, al Qaeda operative, was in Baghdad. He's the guy that ordered the killing of a U.S. diplomat. He's a man who is still running loose, involved with the poisons network, involved with Ansar al-Islam. There's no question that Saddam Hussein had al Qaeda ties.? ??it is vital that we succeed in Iraq, that a free Iraq will make America more secure. A free Iraq will change the dynamics of the Middle East, which will be important for peace. And I appreciate the support of Congress and the understanding of Congress that we will succeed in Iraq. And so the $20 billion is to help rehabilitate that country, so that the people of that country can live a free and hopeful life.? [09/17/2003 ].
According to The Guardian :
A key Foreign Office diplomat responsible for liaising with UN inspectors says today that claims the government made about Iraq?s weapons programme were ?totally implausible”.
He tells the Guardian: ?I?d read the intelligence on WMD for four and a half years, and there?s no way that it could sustain the case that the government was presenting. All of my colleagues knew that, too”.
If it wasn?t WMD or September 11th, then what was it? So I went to the White House site ? Policies in focus: Iraq” It's a year out of date. Are we to believe that there are no updates in the Iraqi situation? The last update says ?President Bush on Thursday said, ?Based on all the information we have today, I believe we were right to take action, and America is safer today with Saddam Hussein in prison. He retained the knowledge, the materials, the means, and the intent to produce weapons of mass destruction.?? This contradicts the above assessment published today.
And since we are there, how many of those ?brave men and women who gave their lives to protect our liberty? are we to morn? http://icasualties.org/oif/ According to these numbers there are still US and Coalition casualties in Iraq. Due to one man?s ?decision to remove Saddam Hussein?
The whole ?war? sickens me. We continue to waste billions of dollars to ?defend ourselves? but from whom?
The 24 terrorists from the September 11th attacks are dead. There are no links that these attackers were coordinated by Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein, but many Americans continue to support the Military occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.
The true enemies of the American people are currently holding the offices of President and Vice President and key seats on powerful committees in the House and Senate. Their agenda is crippling the liberties of the citizens guaranteed in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The world sees the American people through the public face of this leadership, and they are preparing a defense against their next move. The propagation of the myth that everyone is out to get us is creating more peoples that fear the US as an imperial power.
I urge you to join with me and contact your congress.(link)
This tyranny must not stand.