Newly-Released Memo by Donald Rumsfeld Proves Iraq War Started On False Pretenses
February 20, 2013 - 7:42pm
Everyone knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction. Indeed, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff – Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson – just said that Powell knew that there were no WMDs: I wonder what will happen when we put 500,000 troops into Iraq and comb the country from one end to the other and find nothing (starting at 6:43 into video). But war is sold just like soda or toothpaste … and so a false justification also needs to be concocted. George W. Bush, John McCain, Sarah Palin, a high-level National Security Council officer, Alan Greenspan and others all say that the Iraq war was reallyabout oil. It has been extensively documented that the White House decided to invade Iraq before 9/11: Former CIA director George Tenet said that the White House wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq. Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill – who sat on the National Security Council – also says that Bush planned the Iraq war before 9/11. Top British officials say that the U.S. discussed Iraq regime change even before Bush too...
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