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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Here We Go Again: Bush Lied [UPDATED]


False Pretenses

Following 9/11, President Bush and seven top officials of his administration waged a carefully orchestrated campaign of misinformation about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

SIGH. Here we go again with the old and tired bull-hockeys. I have concluded that evidence beforehand doesn't matter to the BDS crowd. For those that have laid claim that President George W Bush is the dumbest man in the world, I find it interesting that such a Big Dummy could orchestrate and pull off such a stunt with all of the hatred being directed towards the man for stealing the election away from Al Gore.

CBS says that they have breaking news but this isn't breaking news. It is the same old garbage that has been debunked and disproved for at least 3 or 5 years now but the Leftinistra, having been beat up for the past 7 years by the Big Dummy on a regular basis and over every issue, just hate him so bad that facts don't matter to these idiots.

We know have a report that claims:
President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses. [...]

[...] It is now beyond dispute that Iraq did not possess any weapons of mass destruction or have meaningful ties to Al Qaeda. This was the conclusion of numerous bipartisan government investigations, including those by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (2004 and 2006), the 9/11 Commission, and the multinational Iraq Survey Group, whose "Duelfer Report" established that Saddam Hussein had terminated Iraq's nuclear program in 1991 and made little effort to restart it. [...]

[...] In addition to their patently false pronouncements, Bush and these seven top officials also made hundreds of other statements in the two years after 9/11 in which they implied that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction or links to Al Qaeda. Other administration higher-ups, joined by Pentagon officials and Republican leaders in Congress, also routinely sounded false war alarms in the Washington echo chamber. [...]
I see.

The theoretical "search" criteria is here and the theoretical "parameters" are here. I found these collection of words perplexing and misleading...would they be lies, then?
[...] Direct false statements. False statements by the eight Bush administration officials were counted as "direct" - and included in the total count of false statements - when they specifically linked Iraq to Al Qaeda or referenced Iraq's contemporaneous possession, possible possession, or efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons). In addition, any use of the verb "disarm" was categorized as a direct statement because of the literal meaning of the word. (Example: "Saddam Hussein has got a choice, and that is, he can disarm.") These false statements can be found within the passages that are highlighted in yellow in the project database. Indirect false statements. Statements were classified as "indirect" if they did not specifically link Iraq to Al Qaeda but alleged, for example, that Iraq supported or sponsored terrorism or terrorist organizations, or if they referred to Iraq's former possession of weapons of mass destruction or used such general phrases, for example, as "dangerous weapons." These indirect false statements are not included in the total count of 935.
They wouldn't "directly" lie, would they? And, they even have pictures!

Such a pretty picture it is, too! Thank God for Crayola Crayons! They get an A+ and 15 Gold Stars! Their Mommies must be very proud of them! And, you just have GOT to love this...
[...] Short of such review, this project provides a heretofore unavailable framework for examining how the U.S. war in Iraq came to pass. Clearly, it calls into question the repeated assertions of Bush administration officials that they were the unwitting victims of bad intelligence.
Above all, the 935 false statements painstakingly presented here finally help to answer two all-too-familiar questions as they apply to Bush and his top advisers: What did they know, and when did they know it?
WOW! Nothing like being about 2 years behind the times there, Skippies! The only difference I see here is that in this report, they were counting via 'rithmetic. I wonder how their reading and 'riting is...

Check out their Staff and see if you see what I see. Bill Buzenberg is the Chief Top Dog. The Board of Directors is here. The Advisory Board is here. A small blurb on the Founder is here. Having recognized several of the folks listed in the links above, I find the report wanting in substance and can guarantee the politics of each of them has contributed to this report and there is nothing unbiased in this report. On top of that, the NY Slimes endorses the "project"...go figure. And, adding insult to injury - self inflicted - check out the Funders here.

I know that I am a lowly blogger and all and a Citizen Journalist but I can read and I know that I have had EVERY single one of these arguments in one form or another for a long time now with many people. This report is designed to distract from the fact that the Leftinistra have been wrong all along and they know it. This report will merely incite the already emotionally and psychologically weak moonbats, libtards and other anti-Americanist groups all atwitter to distract from the issues at hand - meaning the elections.

I have read this study and a good portion of the methodology and it lacks integrity. As usual, there is no "smoking gun" proof of any of the allegations, meaning, there is no substantiation. In regards to the WMDs, especially, they obviously have been locked in a closet someplace. Also, there is no evidence that the alleged "false statements" were purposefully stated knowing them to be false at the time they were uttered. I love hind-sight investigations, if this can be called an investigation.

How soon people forget, either on purpose or suffering from a mental condition with short and long term memory dysfunction. Surely they have read the Iraq War Resolution...yes? Therein, one can see that in a prewar discussion, all possible scenarios were discussed and agreed upon.

In the Iraq War Resolution, it was stipulatedd that Iraq had violated 17 United Nations Resolutions and had not provided proof that Iraq had destroyed their WMD stockpiles and equipment. Saddam had proven to the world that his word could not be trusted and the Cease Fire of 1991 was withdrawn.

Another obvious element is that this group was not allowed out of their closets and were not allowed to read the ISG. Enough said about that one.

No one can convince humans capable of rational though t that this report isn't biased one bit. Had they honestly carried out their research, they would have found this:

This report is shamefully distributed and lauded. It is a pathetic example of BDS inspired and contrived garbage. This report, in this time frame, with everything that we know now, today, is much more dishonest than dishonesty can describe. With all of the Media Bias there is strong evidence of, this report should be gathered up and burned.

We bloggers and Citizen Journalists will now have to re-fight and rehash this garbage again. We are ready and willing.

Let's roll.

Fox News:
The Daily KOSmonoffs: (swallowing it hook, line and sinker) (BDS runs deep and wide)

And, because I have been all through this many many times, I have collected some items of interest. Below is but a mere scratch of the surface:
Al Qaeda In Iraq; The Corner; Back Talk; Obsidian Wings; Captain's Quarters; Slate; Slate; BBC; Jules Crittenden; TigerHawk; Amy Proctor;

HT to Lew Waters: CNN
[...] Maybe they forgot that it was one other than Saint Hillary who said in April 2004, "The consensus was the same, from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration," she said. "It was the same intelligence belief that our allies and friends around the world shared." [...]
Go figure! Check back in for more updates...they are sure to come screaming in when the sun rises in DC in a few hours!!

Catch the wave at memeorandum...

NY Slimes weighing in
SmolderingPuppyWadi shows its stupidity...again...
Radamisto...the guy that blogs at Arizonas' expense makes an idiot of itself...again
Another fruit loop here...

Dog Ross: The AP: willful accomplice in the run-up to idiocy (read that as Ass Hat) and The Astute Bloggers
Poligazette: Two Years of Lies?
Chicago Ray: False Statements Made About What Was Then Universally Known And Believed

posted at RCP and Digital them up please.

DOE Report: U.S. Removes Iraqi Nuclear and Radiological Materials

Captain's Quarters: George Soros Funded Study Says Bush Lied
[...] In fact, there is nothing new in this site that hasn't already been picked apart by the blogosphere, and some of it discredited. It includes the debunked charge that Bush lied in the "sixteen words" of the 2003 State of the Union address. Joe Wilson's own report to the CIA and to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence confirmed that, at least according to Niger's Prime Minister, Iraq had sought to trade for uranium in 1999. The CPI site has the sixteen words posted as one of their false statements.

Let's boil this down. An organization funded by known political activists puts up a website with shopworn quotes taken mostly out of context and misrepresented -- and this somehow qualifies as news?

Hey, AP. I'll be posting a couple of essays today. I'll be sure to look for your breathless report on the wires later this afternoon.
SPOT on as usual!

Gateway Pundit: Surprise!!...Soros-Funded Journalism Groups Slam "Bush Lies"
The Center for Public Integrity has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from anti-Bush philanthropist:

Despite its claims to be a nonpartisan news organization and profession of the Society of Professional Journalists code of ethics, the Center has been accused of bias towards left-wing political causes because it has accepted money from organizations and individuals that favor liberal policies and/or actively oppose right-wing political causes.

The donations included:

A $72,400 one-year grant in 2000 supporting "an investigative journalism series on prosecutorial misconduct."[35]
A $75,000 one-year grant in 2001 supporting "an examination of wrongful convictions resulting from prosecutorial misconduct."[36]
A $100,000 one-year grant in 2002 "to investigate the political spending of the telecommunications industry on the federal, state and local levels."[37]
A $1 million three-year grant in 2002 "to support the Global Access Project."[38]
We all look forward to the follow-up study that includes the Clinton years and their lies on Iraq.
Don't hold your breath...

Jules Crittenden: (I don't care what you think or say...this shit is funny!)

I dispute that! But I'm not going to waste any time arguing the points all over again. Next thing you know, we'll be in a debate over whether Bush is president or not. More to the point, do these august wanktanks have nothing better to do? Somebody tell them it's over. Saddam Hussein will never have (any more) WMD or (any more) meaningful ties with al-Qaeda. Next order of business, Iran. It looks like, thanks in part to the latest intelligence miscalculation, Bush isn't likely to be acting forcefully on that threat to Mideast and world peace in what remains of our national nightmare.

Firedoglake (what the heck that is a firedoglake, anyway): More Bush-lied Koolaid, please.

But here's a lefty on the verge of an eyeroll. Down With Tyranny:

Do you suppose that there is someone in these United States - or, for that matter, anywhere in the entire world - who doesn't already know that Bush, Cheney and the foul creatures that populated their regime lied our country into a disastrous war - disastrous, that is, for everyone except themselves and their business associates?

I do not know that.

Well, there are some people who have willed themselves into ignorance - the 20-odd percent of Americans who report that they still think Bush is doing a satisfactory job as president.

Uh, that's 33.8 percent. That 20-odd percent belongs to the crowd that hasn't managed to figure out how to surrender yet.


Protein Wisdom: Another Study Discovers Phenomena It Sets Off to Discover, for Foundations Predicated on Discovering Said Phenomenon
A Blog For All: Imagine That
Confederate Yankee: You Get What You Pay For?
Don Surber: Bush Lied
Snopes: Words of Mass Destruction
Grizzly Groundswell via Todd Huston: Reported Bush Lied 'Study' Not Revealed as Funded By George Soros (STACLU)
Hot Air: AP runs Soros-funded anti-war "study" as hard news Updated: An inconvenient video
Think Socialist: ThinkFast
LGF: Pure Soros Propaganda from the Associated Press
MacsMind: Media calls Soros funded Report "Independent"
Michelle Malkin: MSM tools spread Soros propaganda
BigLizards: How To Lie...
Gabriel Shoenfeld: rakes the cretins over the coals
Flopping Aces: Non-Partisan my ass!
Special Edition of Michelle Malkin
Times Watch: "Remarkable" New Left-Wing Database Shows Bush Lied Us Into War
OTB: Bush's Iraq War Lies Were Untrue
Protein Wisdom: The media hypocrisy on Soros-backed nonprofit groups and "independent" journalism
Redstate: Lies, Misrepresentations and More Left-Wing Extremist Propaganda
Sister Toldjah: "Bush lied" reports in todayĆ¢€™s newspapers were funded with the help of George Soros

Melanie Morgan:
In this 24/7 news cycle, it's hard to imagine that propaganda exists...surely, the mainstream media are fact-checking before printing stories of depth and complexity.

The latest insult to our country (and years of on-going lies) comes from billionaire George Soros.

I know. [...]
Don't count on that "fact-checking" thing...

Yankee Mom:
Those of us who believe in this country and our military are under assault. But you knew that already. Well, it seems that those who have been working against our efforts in the Middle East and the principles that this country was founded on are ramping up the artillary of their agenda. [...]

Give 'em HELL YM!