The damage done by the most corrupt, never–elected presidential administration in the history of the U.S. continues growing at a rapid rate — the latest corruption includes forging letters to justify an illegal war started with false flags and lies, phony military and civilian justice, endless propaganda, the misuse of ‘the war on terror’ to instill a dictatorship…the list goes on and on — coupled with the help of corrupt politicians and federal judges mixed with unethical journalism continues wreaking havoc, imperiling America and everything it stands for.
An article describing why misgovernment was no accident in Bush’s Washington from The Nation details some of the corruption under Bush in Washington, and the extraordinary incompetence of the executive branch that has coincided with both the political triumph of conservatism and the rise of the Washington area to the richest rank of American metropolises.
Politicians have made careers out of lying — using Doublespeak and Newspeak for so long they actually believe that lies are truth and that freedom is slavery — and ‘CHANGE’ has long been one farce among the mountains of propaganda that have arisen from the never-ending lies, yet most Americans still believe that they’re living in a free country with laws designed to protect the citizens from any and all attacks, because failing to believe this makes people seem ‘un-American,’ which is wrong. Not questioning the blatantly obvious corruption our Federal government has gotten away with these past seven and a half years is ‘un-American.’ A lot of information can be found in the ‘Everybody Knows!’ article from Rense.com.
The Rand Corporation, the top advisor to the U.S. Military confirmed what has been known by some for a long time — the U.S. “War On Terror” is a hoax, and the battlefield is not the solution to fighting it. A press release stating that the U.S. should rethink the war on terrorism strategy to deal with al Qaida and the report from the Rand Corporation can be found on their web site. It’s not the first time false flags and lies have been used to start a war. A partial list of crimes and misdemeanors committed by the Bush administration can be found at Slate. The only thing the war on terror has done is destroy America’s civil liberties and weakened the U.S. More on Bush’s terror error can be found at The Daily Kos.
Reporting on the death of Al Qaeda leaders more than once has also been a bad habit of the Bush administration — the latest being “Al Qaeda’s Mad Scientist” who was reportedly killed by a CIA drone strike, which is fine and dandy except for one detail: he was reportedly killed two years ago too.
Military Commissions and Charades of Justice
Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden, was reportedly found guilty of providing material support for terrorism at a Guantanamo Bay military commission hearing. Hamdan was charged by the Bush administration with participating in a conspiracy to murder American soldiers but was not able to convince the military jury that he was guilty of that charge.
While bankrupting America, the Bush administration chose to create a system of military commissions to pursue war crimes charges against suspected al Qaeda terrorists because they supposedly felt that these suspects were highly valued intelligence assets and that the procedures of regular criminal trials were too restrictive to make a case against them. In all actuality, trying to conduct a trial based on evidence obtained by torture would be harder to prove in a criminal court, and the results would end up convicting the Bush administration of criminal conduct and they wouldn’t be able to use trumped up secret evidence. It took nearly seven years for the first military commissions trial to begin, and the results aren’t good for the Bush administration.
Hamdan never denied being a driver for bin Laden. During his interrogation, Hamdan offered some serious assistance, but the Bush administration didn’t do anything about it. Because most of the ‘evidence’ against Hamdan was offered in secret, and no U.S. court has determined whether or not the military commission ‘hearings’ are legal, Hamdan’s conviction could be reversed or invalidated in the future.
As noted by Paul Craig Roberts in a recent article from The Online Journal, Hamdan was defended by a Pentagon appointed U.S. Navy officer in the equivalant of a Kangaroo court. The appointed officer said that the rules Bush designed for the military tribunals were designed to achieve convictions and that the judge allowed evidence that would not have been admitted by any civilian or military U.S. court.
Some of Hamdan’s statements during his ‘trial’ were ruled inadmissible because they were made in “highly coercive” conditions, but others were allowed because they were only “coercive.” Hamdan was acquitted of the charge those coerced statements pertained to. As noted by The Guardian UK, the Bush administration turned an open and shut case into a seven-year odyssey that undermines the entire rationale for bypassing the criminal justice system in the first place. Good job.
In yet another charade of justice, Bruce E. Ivins, a former anthrax researcher for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (UASMRIID) who allegedly killed himself with a drug overdose, was blamed — albeit more like framed — as the person responsible for the 2001 anthrax attacks by the FBI, despite a mountain of evidence that doesn’t back up the facts. Instead of answering relevant questions regarding Ivins’ guilt, it appears that the FBI pinned it on Ivins to protect the actual perpetrator…someone in the upper echelons of the U.S. Federal Government, which has been known for a long time. Undoubtedly under the orders of Bush, the FBI has been covering up the facts and manipulating the ‘evidence.’ And they wonder why some people refer to the FBI as the Federal Bureau of Idiots. They’re not idiots. They just follow orders given by idiots. A lot more information on the anthrax attacks can be found from The Associated Press, Think Progress, Fire Dog Lake, Open Left, The New York Times, The New Enlightenment, The Daily Kos, Salon News, Indy Bay and After Downing Street.
More evidence that a government insider in a very high position was involved in the anthrax attacks can be found in the fact that White House personnel began taking Cipro on the evening of September 11, 2001.
Using Forgery To Justify Invading Iraq
A new book (The Way of the World) by pulitzer prize-winning author Ron Suskind reportedly claims that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a back-dated, handwritten letter linking Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda as justification for the Iraq war when the Bush administration knew there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and that Hessein had no ties to al Qaeda or the attacks of 9/11.
Suskind writes that the letter was written on “creamy White House stationery,” suggesting that it was created by the CIA and delivered to Iraq, but it does not say how. New information reported by The American Conservative reveals that Dick Cheney was actually behind the forgery. Cheney hated and mistrusted the CIA, so he went to Doug Feith’s Office of Special Plans in the Pentagon and asked them to do the job. Feith’s office produced the letter and then surfaced it to the media in Iraq. Transcripts of the interviews for Suskind’s new book can be found on Ron Suskind’s web site.
Suskind wrote that the forgery was intended to influence United States political processes, public opinion, policies or media and that the White House knowingly misused an arm of government which may be an impeachable offense. In the final chapter Suskind wrote that the administration profoundly altered basic democratic ideals of accountability and informed consent. Ignoring the forgery would set another dangerous precedent in a country governed under the pretense of no accountability.
A few other revelations in Suskind’s book include the tendency of the White House to ignore advice it didn’t want to hear — advice that contradicted its willed certainty, political judgments, or rigid message strategies; Cheney established “deniability” for Bush as part of the vice president’s “complex strategies, developed over decades, for how to protect a president,” and perhaps most disturbing, the Bush White House has its own interrogation room.
Of course, the White House has categorically denied its involvement in ordering the CIA to forge the evidence linking Hussein to al Qaeda. But, as noted by Ian Williams in a Guardian UK article, the credibility of the Bush press office is such that one is tempted to take it as confirmation.
“One question asked in the language of another expansive militarist empire is “Cui bono?” Who would benefit from such a forgery? It is clear that the allegations of an al-Qaida connection, like the equally spurious Niger yellowcake document, were intended to justify the war. Suskind’s book should not be shocking to anyone.
Like Hitler’s Gleiwitz attack, and the Tonkin Gulf incident, the carefully fed suggestions of Iraqi involvement in the 9/11 attacks were crucial to getting public and political support for war. That was what made the spurious WMDs so threatening. Washington Post polls showed that 70% of the American public bought the al-Qaida connection, and indeed many of the troops apparently still do.”
Given the past history of the Bush administration, I’m more inclined to believe Suskind. The closer you look at the attacks of 9/11, the more it appears that the attacks were fabricated to justify an illegal occupation based on lies, apparently for oil. Also pointed out by the Guardian, Suskind’s book is being published by Rupert Murdoch — who has consistantly spread presidential propaganda and lies to purposely mislead this country, through his FOX News channel and most recently, the Wall Street Journal among others — whose hands-on approach to publishing makes one wonder whether his media empire is about to eat eight years’ worth of mendacious words. More on the White House’s weak denials can also be found from The Washington Post. The U.S. also used Osama bin Laden as justification for invading Iraq, but that too has proven to be yet another tool to spread falsified propaganda.
Constant Manipulation Of Truth And Facts
The Bush administration has a history of negligent manipulation of the facts and the truth — coupled with blatant disregard of the law, and in many cases, being given a green light to commit crimes by presidentially appointed Supreme Court and Federal Court judges and the politicized Justice Department which has resulted in a culture of corruption, treason and conspiracy — and the constant use of secrecy to cover up blatantly obvious crimes has been an ongoing attempt to cover their illicit actions. It’s gone past the point of being ridiculous. John Yoo, author of the famous torture memo is on record saying it sucks to have to have judges protect the constitution, Karl Rove knew of Gulf War Syndrome problems linked to the anthrax vaccine forced on American troops…it goes on and on. Bush’s historic abuse of power has been exposed. Illegally starting a war in Iraq has resulted in genocide. Bush’s Pentagon has deceived America for years, although their deception began long before Bush was illicitly appointed to office, and his politicized Attorney General is doing anything and everything he can not to prosecute crimes committed by the Bush administration.
Now, more damning evidence keeps appearing that shows Bush’s hand — and some involvement from Israel — in ordering Georgia to attack Ossetia, apparently intent on committing genocide, which has resulted in Russia attacking Georgia. Georgia lost. Some speculate, and I’m more prone to agree, that the war in Georgia is a neocon election ploy. Listening to Bush’s hypocrisy when chastising Russia is almost funny. Having two unwinnable illegal occupations isn’t enough. The Neocons, undoubtedly in collaboration with the Zionists in the Bush administration want the U.S. to attack Russia. Lest we forget, Bush keeps fabricating lies and falsifying evidence of Iran’s desire to attack Israel and using doublespeak while chastising Russia. To see the real picture and get the truth, read some of the foreign papers. Most corporate media is owned by the Bush administration and has a tendency to spin the truth or completely ignore it since well-informed people are a threat to them.
As noted in the “Acts of war” article from Truthout:
“The war between the United States and Iran is on. American taxpayer dollars are being used, with the permission of Congress, to fund activities that result in Iranians being killed and wounded, and Iranian property destroyed. This wanton violation of a nation’s sovereignty would not be tolerated if the tables were turned and Americans were being subjected to Iranian-funded covert actions that took the lives of Americans, on American soil, and destroyed American property and livelihood. Many Americans remain unaware of what is transpiring abroad in their name. Many of those who are cognizant of these activities are supportive of them, an outgrowth of misguided sentiment which holds Iran accountable for a list of grievances used by the U.S. government to justify the ongoing global war on terror. Iran, we are told, is not just a nation pursuing nuclear weapons, but is the largest state sponsor of terror in the world today.”
Actually, the U.S. Government is the world’s foremost terrorist. Meaningless slogan after meaningless slogan has been regurgitated endlessly by the Bush administration as attempts to justify the Iraq War — constantly touting the success of the ‘surge’ when it failed. The only thing the surge has proven is that ethnic cleansing on a massive scale works. Just another of the many war crimes to add to Bush’s resume. Numerous other crimes have also been committed by this administration. In all fairness, you can’t condemn the whole Bush administration. There were some that said no.
Recent revelations that Bush illegally spied on New York Times and Washington Post reporters prove that the illegal spying has little to do with terrorism and a lot to do with suppression of information and dissent. Then again, the illegal spying began long before the attacks of 9/11, so it’s widely known that it has nothing to do with terrorism.
This administration is going to crash. Hard. The time for accountability in Washington is long overdue. It’s also time to make sure no more evidence is destroyed by the Bush administration. Congress has done everything they can to allow the Bush administration get away with their crimes, and at least 150 Congress members have profited from the illegally started Iraq war. It’s time for those who helped put Bush in power to make amends. Contrary to Republican belief, in the words of New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Paul Krugman, know-nothingism politics do not work.