The greatest danger to America is the danger within?
Oh, yes. In fact, The greatest danger to all of us, has for some time, been the danger within the corridors of American power. Why? Because, if the truth doesn't suit the elite, they make stuff up. Stuff that can get all of us killed.
You'll all have heard these things along the way:
ARI FLEISHER: President George W. Bush's press secretary:
"They have weapons of mass destruction; that is what this war was about."
"Saddam Hussein possesses biological and chemical weapons."
"We know for a fact, there are weapons there."
"You’ve heard the president say it repeatedly, that Saddam has chemical and biological weapons."GEORGE W. BUSH:
"Saddam Hussein has chemical and biological weapons, and he is moving ever closer to developing a nuclear weapon."
"Iraq has a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles. High strength aluminum tubes suitable for nuclear weapons production. Thousands of tons of chemical agents, 500 tons of serin, mustard and VX nerve agent."
"He continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised."
"The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."
"Saddam Hussein is a homicidal dictator who is addicted to weapons of mass destruction."
"Either you’re with us, or you’re with the terrorists."
DICK CHENEY: (Vice President):
"There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction."
"There is no doubt that he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies and us."TONY BLAIR: (Not featured in the documentary)
"Saddam Hussein's regime is despicable, he is developing weapons of mass destruction, and we cannot leave him doing so unchecked. He is a threat to his own people and to the region and, if allowed to develop these weapons, a threat to us also." (April 2002)
"It [the intelligence service] concludes that Iraq has chemical and biological weapons, that Saddam has continued to produce them, that he has existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes... and that he is actively trying to acquire nuclear weapons capability." (House of Commons - September 2002)
"Despite his denials, Saddam Hussein is continuing to develop WMD, and with them the ability to inflict real damage upon the region, and the stability of the world... The assessed intelligence has established beyond doubt is that Saddam has continued to produce chemical and biological weapons, that he continues in his efforts to develop nuclear weapons, and that he has been able to extend the range of his ballistic missile programme... He has to be stopped.Here some some of the things said in the documentary you are less likely to have heard of:
Intelligence reports make clear that he sees the building up of his WMD capability, and the belief overseas that he would use these weapons, as vital to his strategic interests, and in particular his goal of regional domination. And the document discloses that his military planning allows for some of the WMD to be ready within 45 minutes of an order to use them...
Saddam's weapons of mass destruction programme is active, detailed and growing. The policy of containment is not working. The weapons of mass destruction programme is not shut down. It is up and running.... The intelligence picture... is one accumulated over the past four years. It is extensive, detailed and authoritative...
The threat of Saddam and weapons of mass destruction is not American or British propaganda." (House of Commons - September 2002)
DAN RATHER: (America's top political commentator for many years:
"Where are Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction? Former chief weapons inspector David Kay said last week, quote: 'We were all wrong about Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction.'NORMAN MAILER:
By now the world knows there was a massive intelligence failure on the war in Iraq."
"Ever since the Cold War ended there were people who were fuming on the right thinking this is the golden opportunity now that Russia’s out of the way for America to take over the world. We’re not doing anything about it. Those damn liberals, those softheads, are keeping us from doing what is our godly mission."
"I think the whole business with Iraq is a terribly sour comedy... There was the sense that Iraq had to be invaded because it was the first step in going toward American empire."MARK CRISPIN MILLER: (Professor of media studies at New York University)
"Bush was a draft dodger. Not only that he was AWOL, in fact he was a deserter, because if it’s longer than thirty days, you’re a deserter.The guy was actually a deserter in wartime."
WILLIAM HARTUNG: (Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy)
"This is a very specific wing of the Republican Party. It’s Neoconservative. It’s unilateralist. It doesn’t believe in the rule of law. It doesn’t believe that you have to tell the public the truth."
"These guys should be brought up on charges. There should be an investigation about whether these guys should be allowed to serve our country any more. Because to me it’s criminal to say, we’re going to send our troops to war based on falsified intelligence, based on puffed up and exaggerated details."
"These guys who claim to be protecting our security basically are not taking the advice of the professionals, the professional intelligence community, the professional foreign service, the professional military, all are being shoved aside by the neoconservatives, most of whom are Chicken Hawks, who when they had the chance to serve their country, they ducked it. They got student deferments; they got their father to pull strings. Now they’re sending other people’s kids over there to Iraq, and basically, it’s open season on U.S. troops over there."SCOTT RITTER: (U.N. weapons inspector 1991-1998)
"I love my country more than anything. I’m willing to die for my country, unlike George W. Bush, our President, Mr. Chicken Hawk, a guy who couldn’t even have the courage to see through his tour of duty in the Air National Guard.Transcript of this documentary here
Maybe flying F102 ‘s over Texas was too dangerous so he ran off to Alabama, while millions of Americans were going to Vietnam, and he has an administration chock full of these so called heroes. People who didn’t have the courage to defend their country in a time of unpopular war and yet today they’ve got us engaged in another unpopular war and their asking other people to go out there and do things."
So, who are the Neoconservative Chickenhawks who set fire to the Middle East?
You know, the ones with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeldt who 'should be brought up on charges?'
Let's ask some Jewish folks: