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The Attack Has Been Spectacular

Regardless how anyone frames it, the White House duped us. From "they hate us for our freedoms" to "solid evidence" of Al-Qaeda/Iraq connections, the Administration skirted some issues and manipulated information on others. In short, Bush Inc. lied and pressured others to do the same. The game plan succeeded, however, as polls repeatedly indicated that more than half of all U.S. citizens were consistently conned into believing Iraq was an immediate threat and that Saddam was involved in the Sept. 11 attacks.
"The attack will be spectacular and designed to inflict mass casualties against U.S. facilities or interests. Attack preparations have been made. Attack will occur with little or no warning."-- CIA Intelligence Report for President Bush, July, 2001 (60 Days Prior to 9/11)

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Another Critique of Iraq Mess- From Former Military 01.Jul.2003 18:44

Q. Mire

Like so many smart, cocky CEOs, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz don't have a clue about leadership. They are arrogant bullies, and think they can direct a defence force and run a country by hectoring subordinates.

US Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has denied that the fighting against occupation forces in Iraq is guerrilla warfare. Last week an interviewer said "we've gone... to more of a guerrilla war. Isn't that accurate?" Rumsfeld replied "I don't know that I would use the word [guerrilla]. There were something in the neighbourhood of a hundred thousand people turned out of their prisons. Those people are out there; they're doing things that are unhelpful to the Iraqi people. It's also no question but that there are leftover remnants of the Saddam Hussein regime that are doing things that are against the coalition."

So the people ambushing, wounding, killing and kidnapping American soldiers are not guerrillas; they are criminals and leftovers who are 'doing unhelpful things'. This is strange, as one might expect such people to avoid shooting at soldiers, if only because they themselves might be hurt for no financial gain. Criminals generally do what they are best at doing: stealing and thuggery at smallest risk to their skins. They might indulge in a little kidnapping, but not for political reasons. They do it for money. Are we to believe that the American soldiers abducted and murdered the other day were victims of jailbirds? Guerrillas specialise in harassing and killing the enemy because they are politically motivated. So the Rumsfeld line is confusing, especially when we reflect on what his deputy, Wolfowitz, has declared on the matter of guerrillas.

The Pentagon records Wolfowitz saying on May 31 "... those challenges [in Iraq] are not conventional peacekeeping, if one can use this word, of the kind experienced in Bosnia and Kosovo, for example. It is more like a low-level urban guerrilla war." Then the Financial Times reported on June 19 that "... Mr Wolfowitz told Congress: 'There's a guerrilla war there but we can win it'." (This statement has been removed from the Pentagon website.)

More at:  http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_2-7-2003_pg3_3

amazing... 01.Jul.2003 20:06

this thing here

... how when one official says something different from another official, the transcript suddenly disappears. the bush admin. loves to stay "on message", that's for damn sure. but the question is why they are so anal about it. "it's a gurilla war." "no. it's not a guerilla war." "o.k., sorry boss. it's not a guerilla war. i never said it was." what does it say about a group of people when their leadership demands their voice to speak in total unison, or like a bunch of parrots? it shows a certain unease, i would say...