U.S. : WEAPONS OF MASS DECEPTION
Bush Ship of State Hits Iceberg - Republicans Jumping Shipglobal features 24 Mar 2004 05:00 GMT
reveal just how dishonestly the present administration behaved both before and after 9/11. Clarke's credentials are impeccable. He served under seven U.S. presidents and worked inside the White House for former president, George H.W. Bush, president Bill Clinton, and, of course, George W. Bush. Mr.Clarke stated pointedly in a newly released book that the Bush regime had "a plan from day one that they wanted to do something about Iraq. And while the World Trade Centre was still smoldering, while they were still digging bodies out, people at the White House were thinking, 'This gives us the opportunity we've been looking for to go after Iraq'." Presently, the Bush regime's minions are fanning out around the corporate media with yet more deception in a frantic attempt at damage repair.
Clarke, who was a registered Republican when the Bush regime captured the White House, is another in a growing list of conservatives who are bailing out on the regime and its questionable policies. Last month, U.S. Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, who retired from the Pentagon where she worked in tandem with the secretive Office of Special Plans, revealed how neo-conservative operatives cooked the books on intelligence to make the case for invading Iraq. Prior to that, former Treasury Secretary, Paul O'Neil made a similar case for White House deceptions. As the 9/11 Commission meets in Washington, and where Clarke will testify today, questions about intelligence and how it was handled by the White House will be center stage. However, a lot of unanswered questions regarding 9/11 remain and there is increasing speculation that the regime's long list of lies has come back to haunt them.
The invasion of Iraq and the White House's handling of 9/11 are not the only problems faced by the Bush regime. Seeping into the media are accusations that the Bush team intends to gut social security and is purposely trying to bankrupt the federal government so that corporations can privatize what remains of the public domain. Further, concerns are growing among people in the U.S. over the rise in political repression in the nation, fostered by Washington in the wake of 9/11. It will be interesting to see how the White House fairs during this year's presidential campaign. The event culminates at the Republican National Convention in New York City, not far from the site of the fallen Trade Towers, and a good many New Yorkers are not at all pleased with the regime's deceptive use of that tragedy in an attempt to promote their neo-conservative agenda.