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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:00 PM

'We Did Participate in a Hoax': New Documentary Offers New Revelations About the Bush Admin's Phony

Case for the Iraq War Scam"


By BRAD FRIEDMAN on 2/17/2013, 12:18pm PT
David Corn at Mother Jones offers a preview of some of the new information coming Monday, in Hubris: Selling the Iraq War, an MSNBC documentary based on the book of a similar name by Corn and Michael Isikoff.

The film, to be narrated by Rachel Maddow, is said, like the book, to detail the inside story of how America and the world were knowingly scammed by the Bush Administration into invading Iraq ten years ago next month, leading to, as Corn describes it, "a nine-year war resulting in 4,486 dead American troops, 32,226 service members wounded, and over 100,000 dead Iraqi civilians."

"The tab for the war topped $3 trillion," he adds, even though "it turned out there were no weapons of mass destruction and no significant operational ties between Saddam's regime and Al Qaeda. That is, the two main assertions used by Bush and his crew to justify the war were not true."

The facts of how the nation was conned into going to war, Maddow has argued over the past week while promoting and previewing the new film, are important to understand in order to avoid the same thing happening again. "If what we went through 10 years ago did not change us as a nation --- if we do not understand what happened and adapt to resist it --- then history says we are doomed to repeat it," she says.
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9874

Some might say Bush would never go to all this trouble and expenditure of life and money for a phony war....

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Reply 'We Did Participate in a Hoax': New Documentary Offers New Revelations About the Bush Admin's Phony (Original post)
midnight Feb 2013 OP
Arkansas Granny Feb 2013 #1
Bigbluebrush Feb 2013 #2
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #4
zentrum Feb 2013 #9
goclark Feb 2013 #10
PDittie Feb 2013 #3
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #7
PDittie Feb 2013 #14
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #5
underpants Feb 2013 #8
OnyxCollie Feb 2013 #12
mother earth Feb 2013 #6
Doctor_J Feb 2013 #11
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #13
midnight Feb 2013 #15

Response to midnight (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:08 PM

1. My personal opinion is that GWB took the U.S.into

the Iraq war to prove something to Poppy Bush. I believe that's the only reason he ran for President in the first place.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 06:40 PM

2. Yeah, something related to his dad...

Perhaps also the attempt by Saddam to assassinate the dad.

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Response to Bigbluebrush (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:27 PM

4. Pfffft. That was a huge phony-baloney claim, never proven.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:40 PM

9. Agreed. It wasn't about revenge for the

...assassination attempt , but still --it had something to do with defeating dad. An attempt to out-CIA him, and be a huge Oil War President. And something about Barb too--and Jeb--to show them all he wasn't just the younger, stupider fuck up brother, but the "history-maker." It was some huge sick, ugly family system drama being played out.

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Response to zentrum (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:06 PM

10. This is an "off message question" about Bush Sr.

Was he really on the
grassy knoll?

This link indicates " No" with photo comparisons....

http://depletedcranium.com/conspiracy-theorists-reaching-even-further-george-h-w-bush-on-the-grassy-knoll/

Here is another link that indicates him being ? real close to the operations in Texas.

http://www.tomflocco.com/fs/FbiMemoPhotoLinkBushJfk.htm

I'll wait to hear Rachel's side of the Story -- Rachael knows how to get the facts -- I have my TV set to record.

Very Interesting

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 07:44 PM

3. He wanted to get back at Bill Clinton

Personal vendettas are all that motivate the most committed conservatives.

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Response to PDittie (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:31 PM

7. "Get back at Clinton" by illegally invading Iraq?! Please.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:40 AM

14. Yeah. But more for

beating his dad in 1992. And then once in office, realizing he could accomplish several paybacks by invading Iraq. The illegal part was just a means to an end.

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:27 PM

5. What's with these guesses? FOLLOW THE MONEY, people. It's that simple.

Halliburton. Bechtel. GE. Blackwater.

War-profiteering is worth BILLIONS---at the least.

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:32 PM

8. Exactly the prime goal was to empty the Treasury - "starve the beast" as Norquist says

thye made us broke while filling the pockets of their operatives (Custer Battle for instance) and providing seed money for a private military (see Bush's SOTU statement about a military controlled by the Executive branch).

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Response to WinkyDink (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:05 AM

12. Imperialism is a way to open closed markets. nt

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 08:29 PM

6. This is treason, plain & simple, & nothing will ever be done to bring justice. nt

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:20 PM

11. Not too late to arrest Bush & Cheney

hand them to the Iraqis. A strong deterrent to the next Repuke would-be traitor

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Response to midnight (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:49 AM

13. On the Iraq War, like everything else, FOLLOW THE MONEY

Operation
Iraqi
Liberation

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Response to blkmusclmachine (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:16 AM

15. And it has been said, "money trumps peace"

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