Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A War for Oil is Prosecuted on What Grounds?

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind claims that the White House ordered George Tenet, then head of the CIA, to forge a “backdated, handwritten letter” from the head of Iraqi intelligence to Saddam Hussein and thereby create an evidentiary link between Hussein and the attacks of 9/11. Read more here:

Calls for Suskind's head are already being made loud and clear. But there is a snag in for the naysayers in this whole affair...

Many americans no longer believe that the Iraq War was justified and basically want the hell out of it. Many now accept that the war was indeed fought for oil rights. But we all know that the war was not justified on the basis of exchanging american blood for oil - the claim at the time was that we were there to get Saddam Hussien, to make the world safe against his stockpile of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and still later it was argued that we were there to bring democracy to Iraq.

I find Suskind's allegations extremely easy to believe. The allegations are entirely in keeping with the agenda of the White House at that time.

So yes, our government has become a ministry if misinformation and disinformation. The intended target audience for all of their bullshit is you and I. And the rest of the world looks on and laughs at our foolishness.