High Crimes of Treason
From an email from Moveon.org
In his January 2003 State Of The Union, President Bush made his case for war in Iraq. He included this now-infamous 16-word deception about Iraq's nuclear capability: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
But the White House had known for nearly a year that this claim was false. In February 2002, the CIA sent former Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Niger to investigate the unsubstantiated claim that Saddam Hussein tried to buy uranium from Niger for use in nuclear weapons.
Wilson had discovered that the claims were bogus and documents used to support the claims had been forgeries. He reported this to the CIA, and the CIA told the White House.
Why did President Bush use the discredited nuclear claims in his January 2003 State of the Union Address to make the case that Iraq was a nuclear threat? They wanted to invade Iraq.
Now my thoughts: It now seems more then ever that this was a war for oil under the guise of "rescuing the people of Iraq from a madman dictator". Never mind that the USA armed him and trained him with the unholy chemical weapons he used. We knew he had them, we sold them to him. What we could not say for sure was that they were destroyed. So we created a ruse that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction to allow for public support of the war.
also from Moveon.org
Six months after the President's 2003 State of the Union Address, as Bush's WMD and nuclear claims began to unravel, Wilson went public and exposed the Bush Administration's false nuclear claims in a New York Times op-ed.
The full July 6, 2003 op-ed, "What I Didn't Find In Africa," can be read here: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=1070
The White House saw Wilson as a major threat. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff was so angry about the public statements of former Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, a Bush administration critic married to an undercover CIA officer, that he monitored all of Wilson's television appearances and urged the White House to mount an aggressive public campaign against him, former aides say."
The week after Wilson's op-ed in the New York Times, "two senior administration officials" were cited by conservative columnist Robert Novak in his column outing Wilson's wife CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson.
The White House Iraq Group (WHIG), originally formed to sell the war to the public, "morphed into a virtual hit squad that took aim at critics who questioned its claims." WHIG was run out of Vice President Cheney's office, and included Cheney's Chief of Staff "Scooter" Libby, top Bush strategist Karl Rove, and other top Bush administration officials.
Not only did this leak end Valerie Plame Wilson's 20-year career as a CIA covert agent, but it also exposed a longstanding CIA front company, Brewster Jennings & Associates, where Plame worked and put at risk many of the undercover agents who had worked with Wilson in the past.
Today's indictment says Libby illegally obstructed the investigation into the White House outing of an undercover CIA agent, Valerie Plame Wilson. He also was charged with perjury and making false statements to FBI agents. The ongoing investigation of Karl Rove revolves around the same issues, among possible others.
My last thoughts for today: There is NO WAY that Libby and Rove did this themselves ...Cheney and his lap-dog W. Bush were in on it all along. They have two more years to cling to power and try to outlast the hourglass of of Justice. However the hourglass has been tipped and the sands are running through it quickly. History will record the acts of shame and desperation of these evil men.
One final thought: If Bush and Cheney have to resign, Speaker of the House Bill Frist will be President. But Speaker Frist has his own insider trading scandel so he won't cut it. Ms. Rice the Secretary of State is next in line. We will at last have a female black President. Nevermind that she is a corporate greed/death monger just like the others.
Here we are, stuck in this war with criminal leaders who won't be able to save themselves in the end. Many Americans are so dumbed down by propaganda they have no idea what the hell is happening to our country. I fear for the USA in a way I never have before. God save us.