On the heels of the revealling of the Downing Street memo in May, some mainstream media here in the US are finally catching on to the story. And to the realization that President Bush continually lied when he said he had no plans to invade Iraq.
On Memorial Day, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune published an editorial which gave more evidence about the lies and manipulations that led us into war:
“Just four days before Bush’s State of the Union address in January 2003, Pincus writes, the National Security Council staff ‘put out a call for new intelligence to bolster claims’ about Saddam Hussein’s WMD programs. The call went out because the NSC staff believed the case was weak. Moreover, Pincus says, ‘as the war approached, many U.S. intelligence analysts were internally questioning almost every major piece of prewar intelligence about Hussein’s alleged weapons programs.’ But no one at high ranks in the administration would listen to them.”
How can we defend a president that lied to us to take us into a war? A war that has cost the lives of over 1500 American soldiers?
I’ve been reticent to join in on the Impeach Bush bandwagon, but is this not an impeachable offense?