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Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Too little, too late

Thanks for nothing Colin.
Disgraceful.
Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell said that, despite the fact that the State Department's experts did not suspect Iraq had nuclear capabilities, President Bush followed the misleading advice of Vice President Richard B. Cheney on the subject, according to claims made today by the website Truthdig.

In the report it is also disclosed that Powell characterized the President's mention of the Niger in the State of the Union "a big mistake."

[...]

On Monday, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told me that he and his department's top experts never believed that Iraq posed an imminent nuclear threat, but that the president followed the misleading advice of Vice President Dick Cheney and the CIA in making the claim. Now he tells us.

[...]

"The CIA was pushing the aluminum tube argument heavily and Cheney went with that instead of what our guys wrote," Powell said. And the Niger reference in Bush's State of the Union speech? "That was a big mistake," he said. "It should never have been in the speech. I didn't need Wilson to tell me that there wasn't a Niger connection. He didn't tell us anything we didn't already know. I never believed it."
You have blood on your hands but unlike the other wingnuts who ran away from military service, your actions are worse because you knew the evidence was B.S. and you went before the U.N. and told a bunch of lies anyway.

You helped sell a war that was based on a bunch of lies that YOU KNEW were lies. I don't know how you sleep at night knowing that you actions (or inaction) resulted in the deaths of over 2000+ Americans and tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis who being blown to bits.