Utter Debacle

Saturday, March 25, 2006 12:55 PM

More good news (headline, below), as if we needed further confirmation.

There is no clear way out, because impeachment of G.W. Bush is not an option. First off, you would need to impeach the top two individuals in charge of the country; impeaching G.W. Bush without impeaching Dick Cheney, Bush's mentor and the actual CEO of the Bush Administration, would be irrational. Second, you would have to impeach more than half the members of the U.S. Senate and Congress for malfeasance, because they authorized Wolfowitz's War without doing their homework and without really caring.

Their vote was a gratuitous and predatory vote for war, cast because they felt it was the politically favorable thing to do at the time. (Remember John Kerry?)  Ask yourself, did any of these hollow men and women actually regard Iraq as a threat to the security of the United States? Iraq was a shell of its former self, thanks to the sanctions.

The only reason there is talk of impeachment now is that Washington has not gotten away with it, meaning the adventure code named "Operation Iraqi Freedom" has blown up in everybody's face, and it is easy to blame Bush for the mess. Too easy. Bush is blamable all right, but the Bush bashers enabled Bush. In any event, no one has the stomach for an honest inquiry--the revelations would be nauseating--so everything will slide and nothing will happen.

Delta Force founder:
Bush may have started World War III


Friday March 24, 2006

A founding member of the elite counter-terrorist unit, Delta Force, suggested that President Bush's invasion of Iraq may have started World War III, according to an interview set for Saturday's Los Angeles Daily News, RAW STORY has learned..

Retired Command Sergeant Major Eric Haney's book "Inside Delta Force" became the basis for the CBS drama "The Unit," where he now assumes technical adviser and executive producer duties.

Excerpts from the forthcoming article written by David Kronke:

Q: What's your assessment of the war in Iraq?

A: Utter debacle. But it had to be from the very first. The reasons were wrong. The reasons of this administration for taking this nation to war were not what they stated. (Army Gen.) Tommy Franks was brow-beaten and ... pursued warfare that he knew strategically was wrong in the long term. That's why he retired immediately afterward. His own staff could tell him what was going to happen afterward.

We have fomented civil war in Iraq. We have probably fomented internecine war in the Muslim world between the Shias and the Sunnis, and I think Bush may well have started the third world war, all for their own personal policies.
Q: What do you make of the torture debate? Cheney ...

A: (Interrupting) That's Cheney's pursuit. The only reason anyone tortures is because they like to do it. It's about vengeance, it's about revenge, or it's about cover-up. You don't gain intelligence that way. Everyone in the world knows that. It's worse than small-minded, and look what it does.