Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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It is absolutely devastating. If what is alleged in this book is true, impeachment must happen. They assert the same thing Frank Rich did, that the whole Iraq War scheme was cooked up to keep them in power for two terms, that all those men were killed so they could keep Republican majorities - no more, no less. But now they add that falsified information was presented with the express purpose of rolling those who saw Iraq as a threat, but not as an imminent threat. The world is awash in nerve gas and pathogens, that wasn't going to work, it had to be nukes. Bush and Cheney used false information, knowingly false, to assert a factual imminent nuclear threat to the US. They knew they were going to find no nukes, but they figured all the other WMDs they would find would cover their asses. The key document in the "yellowcake" thing also turned out to be forged. It was a conspiracy to defraud.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address