WMD's and PNAC's
The "Mainstream" Media- a Weapon of Mass Deception?
Editor and Publisher points out that 13 large metropolitan dailies have featured editorials concerning statements made by David Kay about the lack of weapons of mass destruction. The majority of these blame failures in the systems of Intelligence.
I offer you the Boston Globe editorial "David Kay's Concession" and The Detriot Free Press editorial "Iraq Weapons". The Atlanta Journal Constitution asks for a nonpartisan commission to look into the actions of the Bush Administration and the intelligence community concerning the rush to pre-emptive war.
My reading gives me a sense that the intelligence resources of the White House are going to be the fall guy for this administration's falsehood based rush to war, in attempt to clear Mr Bush and Mr Cheney of their responsibility. Take a moment to read "The Lie Factory" to see how Mr Cheney circumvented the usual channels of intelligence ( I subscribe, the access code is mj1204) and brought unvetted "raw" intelligence into the Oval office. "The Intelligence Chain" give a graphic representation of how this all worked, keeping all the names and positions straight is easier with it's aid..
The New York Times weighs in with an editorial that to me points out Mr Cheney's unfitness for office- we find him yet again lying about a supposed mobile biological weapons lab found in Iraq, that as has been reported before was a hydrogen or rocket fuel manufacture lab. Mr Cheney asserts these lies, people hear them and some believe. Psy-Ops, the shaping of our citizen opinions opinions. Here is a quote that shows either the NY Times is a bit uninformed or just plain dishonest:
The vice president's myopia suggests a breathtaking unwillingness to accept a reality that conflicts with the administration's preconceived notions. This kind of rigid thinking helped propel us into an invasion without broad international support and, if Mr. Cheney is as influential as many say, could propel us into further misadventures down the road.
The Italics are mine. Mr Cheney wrote his Defense Planning Guidance Draft of late 1992 that clearly states the US should act unilaterally to preserve its' hegemony over the world and it's resources. Plain and simple. David Armstrong's "Dick Cheney's Song of America" gives the history of this ideas evolution, and points out the fact that Rumsfeld Wolfowitz and Powell also have had a hand in it. This administrations "preconcieved notions" are in accord with Mr Cheney alright, he helped to formulate them. Jeb Bush has a finger in the pie.
The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
A plan for an American attack on Iraq called for by the appointed "president to be's" future vice president and cabinet to be. And brother.
The New York Times has fact checkers and research departments with generous budgets, and you and I can be better informed with subscriptions to Harpers ( source of the "... Cheney Song of America")and Mother Jones magazines and an internet connection to access a search engine...
I wrote on the Cheney Iraq Intelligence connection earlier in the month, offering some pretty good links.
I have relied heavily on The Information Clearing House today, a one stop resource that posts these documents from their site. You should give the site a look over in your striving to stay wqell informed.Here is a Google search of all the PNAC info available there
We need to share what we learn widely. As The Times quote illustrates, either the mainstream media doesn't know the truth or they are lying. Think about who the advertisers in the Times want in office. Bet it is Bush and Cheney. Information is powerful. Let's get the truth mainstream.