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34. I haven't read anything of the "White House Iraq Group" (WHIG) in here
Edited on Fri Apr-16-04 11:30 AM by ConcernedCanuk

It's title alone should indicate it's purpose


"the "White House Iraq Group" (WHIG), a propaganda unit created by the White House in August 2002, in which Dick Cheney's chief of staff Lewis Libby was a prominent participant.

The only known press coverage of the WHIG was a lengthy Washington Post article on Aug. 10, 2002, which described how White House statements on the alleged Iraq threat -- and particularly those made by Dick Cheney -- ran way beyond any actual intelligence.

The Post story focussed on the shift in the Administration's rhetoric and planning that took place in August 2002, when, the story notes, Cheney raised the alarm about the alleged Iraq nuclear threat three times.


Iraq: White House Description of Nuclear Threat Exceeded Intelligence

In August 2002, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card created the White House Iraq Group (WHIG), which was to create strategy for each stage of the U.S. confrontation with Iraq, according to the Post. Regular participants in the groups meetings included Karl Rove, U.S. President George W. Bushs senior political adviser; national security adviser Condoleezza Rice; deputy national security adviser Stephen Hadley; and I. Lewis Libby, chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney.

One senior official described the group as an internal working group, like many formed for priority issues, to make sure each part of the White House was fulfilling its responsibilities.


US: Neocons Huddled in the Eye of the Storm

As everyone knows, the Pentagon cabal in the neocon-spawned Office of Special Plans subsequently went wild with the nuclear and other weapons charges against Iraq in the run-up to war. Now, another equally shadowy gang- the so-called White House Iraq Group- has been thrust into the spotlight. As Justin Raimondo reports, the characters in this cluster include not only Hadley but also

Karl Rove, Karen Hughes, Mary Matalin, James R. Wilkinson, legislative liaison Nicholas E Calio, and I. Lewis Scooter Libby, the Vice President's chief of staff and the leading suspect in this case. All will have been hauled up before the grand jury and questioned before this is over, and investigators dig deeper into the multi-leveled propaganda operation that lied us into war.


How come we are not hearing about this group?

It sure seems specifically designed for the war in Iraq, I would expect more coverage, or at least discussion?

I know, I know,

the title of the group is a dubious as "Bin Laden Determined To Strike in US".

Silly me :silly:
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  - 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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