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14. This article is a major smokescreen! Please read the enclosed links...
Bush Advisers Planned Iraq War Since 1990s
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"Oct. 1, 2002, 17:00 PDT (FTW) -- The George W. Bush Administration's intentions of removing Saddam Hussein from power are not a recent development by any stretch of the imagination. Top White House officials affiliated with conservative think tanks and past administrations have been developing strategies for removing the Iraqi leader since the 1990s.

One such think tank, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), published a report in September 2000 recommending policies for preserving and expanding U.S. dominance in world affairs, including an aggressive policy for deposing Saddam Hussein. Members of this group include Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, convicted Iran-Contra perjurer and current National Security Council (NSC) staffer Elliot Abrams, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and I. Lewis Libby, Cheney's chief of staff and assistant for national security affairs."

Rumsfeld Urged Iraqi Invasion A Day After 911
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"WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld almost immediately urged President George W. Bush to consider bombing Iraq after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks on New York and Washington, a former senior administration counterterrorism aide says.

In a forthcoming book, Richard Clarke, the White House counterterrorism coordinator at the time, recounts details of a meeting the day after the terrorist attacks during which top officials considered the U.S. response. Even then, he said, they were certain that al-Qaeda was to blame and there was no hint of Iraqi involvement.

'Rumsfeld was saying we needed to bomb Iraq,' Mr. Clarke said. 'We all said, But no, no, al-Qaeda is in Afghanistan.'

Mr. Clarke, who is expected to testify Tuesday before a federal panel reviewing the attacks, said Mr. Rumsfeld complained in the meeting that 'there aren't any good targets in Afghanistan and there are lots of good targets in Iraq.'"

Cheney's Role In 911 Put On Center Stage By British MP
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"Meacher affirmed that 'the catalogue of evidence does, however, fall into place when set against the PNAC blueprint. From this it seems that the so-called 'war on terrorism' is being used largely as bogus cover for achieving wider U.S. strategic geopolitical objectives.' Indeed Tony Blair himself hinted at this when he said to the Commons liaison committee: 'To be truthful about it, there was no way we could have got the public consent to have suddenly launched a campaign on Afghanistan but for what happened on Sept. 11' (Times, July 17, 2002). Similarly Rumsfeld was so determined to obtain a rationale for an attack on Iraq that on 10 separate occasions he asked the CIA to find evidence linking Iraq to 9/11; the CIA repeatedly came back empty-handed (Time magazine, May 13, 2002).

In fact, 9/11 offered an extremely convenient pretext to put the PNAC plan into action. The evidence again is quite clear that plans for military action against Afghanistan and Iraq were in hand well before 9/11. A report prepared for the U.S. government from the Baker Institute of Public Policy stated in April 2001 that 'the U.S. remains a prisoner of its energy dilemma. Iraq remains a destabilizing influence to ... the flow of oil to international markets from the Middle East.' Submitted to Vice President Cheney's energy task group, the report recommended that because this was an unacceptable risk to the U.S., 'military intervention' was necessary (Sunday Herald, Oct. 6, 2002)."

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  -Book: Bush Secretly Ordered Iraq War Plan Florida_Geek  Apr-16-04 04:46 AM   #0 
  - Yeah he's so not anxious to go to war that he....went to war.  MrSlayer   Apr-16-04 04:48 AM   #1 
  - Habits  Disturbed   Apr-16-04 05:02 AM   #3 
  - Franks's "obscenities" and Cheney as "hawkish" and"decisive"  DeepModem Mom   Apr-16-04 04:59 AM   #2 
  - If there's anything we *do* know about Bush*  pbl   Apr-16-04 05:04 AM   #4 
  - Important distinction!  JudiLyn   Apr-16-04 06:19 AM   #8 
     - the man is short on TIES  Florida_Geek   Apr-16-04 06:52 AM   #11 
     - Good god, what a picture  maggrwaggr   Apr-16-04 07:18 AM   #16 
     - Is that a real pic of bush*?  texasblueeyes   Apr-16-04 06:02 PM   #45 
  - he's so worried what people would think that he TOLD A REPORTER  unblock   Apr-16-04 05:05 AM   #5 
  - If you go to Clarke's book and 9-11 testimony  Florida_Geek   Apr-16-04 06:54 AM   #12 
  - I wondered about this too...  Stuckinthebush   Apr-16-04 08:14 AM   #21 
  - that makes some good sense n/t  MaRadix   Apr-16-04 10:30 AM   #31 
  - Bob Woodward is a curious character at best.  liberalnproud   Apr-16-04 10:38 AM   #32 
  - I am really getting confused about Bob Woodward  MaRadix   Apr-16-04 10:27 AM   #30 
     - If he has always been CIA  JoFerret   Apr-16-04 04:41 PM   #41 
        - yes, but the CIA-Bush connection is so tangled  MaRadix   Apr-16-04 04:48 PM   #43 
  - Secret war plans? Nixon, is that you?  fishnfla   Apr-16-04 06:11 AM   #6 
  - Good Point! Bush doesn't talk like that...and this whole article is all  KoKo01   Apr-16-04 02:07 PM   #36 
  - See  JoFerret   Apr-16-04 04:43 PM   #42 
  - I don't know how worried he was about keeping it a secret since  The Backlash Cometh   Apr-16-04 06:14 AM   #7 
  - New update  Corgigal   Apr-16-04 06:26 AM   #9 
  - must see video of why we are in iraq  corker   Apr-16-04 06:33 AM   #10 
  - Wow..amazing video..thank you! eom.  Danieljay   Apr-16-04 10:20 AM   #29 
  - "There are no plans on my desk"  Nlighten1   Apr-16-04 07:07 AM   #13 
  - This article is a major smokescreen! Please read the enclosed links...  Media_Lies_Daily   Apr-16-04 07:12 AM   #14 
  - The fact that  dusty64   Apr-16-04 07:18 AM   #15 
  - Perhaps Woodward will reveal more in his 60 Minutes interview Sunday  swag   Apr-16-04 07:19 AM   #17 
  - It was reported on C-SPAN this morning....  kentuck   Apr-16-04 07:27 AM   #18 
  - Remember Bush* lying about this?  LizW   Apr-16-04 07:30 AM   #19 
  - Everyone -- read this month's VANITY FAIR  mainer   Apr-16-04 08:10 AM   #20 
  - Thanks  LizW   Apr-16-04 08:23 AM   #22 
  - VF has been great lately  fishnfla   Apr-16-04 08:42 AM   #23 
  - And check out Annie Liebowitz's photo of Cheney  Snellius   Apr-16-04 06:39 PM   #47 
  - 'When we go into Iraq we will find double the WMD which the Pres. has  dArKeR   Apr-16-04 08:44 AM   #24 
  - That fat criminal deserves to hang.  grytpype   Apr-16-04 09:07 AM   #25 
  - Woodward portraying aWol as a 'thinking' man is a bunch of lying Whore  dArKeR   Apr-16-04 09:27 AM   #26 
  - I agree with you.  Mountainman   Apr-16-04 10:19 AM   #28 
  - This stuff seems like leftover information Woodward gathered  kskiska   Apr-16-04 09:54 AM   #27 
  - A lot of this sounds like it came from before  lunabush   Apr-16-04 12:56 PM   #35 
  - This may have been stuff he was afraid to use before  Snellius   Apr-16-04 06:44 PM   #48 
  - George W. Bush aka The War President  bobthedrummer   Apr-16-04 10:51 AM   #33 
  - I haven't read anything of the "White House Iraq Group" (WHIG) in here  ConcernedCanuk   Apr-16-04 11:27 AM   #34 
  - I think this belongs on another thread  Nancy Waterman   Apr-16-04 03:49 PM   #37 
     - The quote in bold is a HIGH CRIME!  indie_voter   Apr-16-04 04:04 PM   #39 
  - Another piece of news that expose's the crime cabal  0007   Apr-16-04 03:55 PM   #38 
  - I think the fact that Woodward wrote it does more damage to *  elbayl   Apr-16-04 04:33 PM   #40 
  - Isn't spending Afghan $$$ for Iraq war planning illegal?  CreekDog   Apr-16-04 04:54 PM   #44 
     - YES!! Misappropriation of funds. This is a crime.  indie_voter   Apr-16-04 07:02 PM   #50 
  - Charges  Disturbed   Apr-16-04 06:32 PM   #46 
  - No: it will only show that the Opposition is unorganized. eom  struggle4progress   Apr-16-04 06:49 PM   #49 
     - Foxes, Chickenhawks have already had their day  demo@midlife   Apr-16-04 08:58 PM   #52 
        - I honestly believe that people-power in the 1980s ...  struggle4progress   Apr-16-04 10:59 PM   #53 
  - The future or the fall of Tenet is where they want everyone to focus...  higher class   Apr-16-04 08:39 PM   #51 

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