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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 11:27 AM
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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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