Originally Posted by FeelTheLove
They were given contradictory evidence, and the Administration always insisted the side that meant war was right. Much of this is public knowledge at this point - Durbin knew that analysts in the Department of Energy were saying no way on the aluminum tubes, they were totally wrong for use in centrifuges. The administration marked these dissents as "secret". Meanwhile, fucking liars in the Department of Defense were claiming they had ironclad evidence they were being used to produce nuclear weapons, and they claimed that they had an inside source who had confirmed this was true. Of course, this side of the argument was not marked "secret" and Cheney and Rice refered to the aluminum tubes numerous times in their fucking lying speeches. All of the committee members on both sides of the aisle knew of this. Are they to be indicted too, Botnst? What is your official story for them, come on, you always have one for the Republicans and one for the Democrats, what is it?
The truth is BushCo gamed the system. They knew how to use The Official Secrets Act to keep everyone's mouth shut, not just Durbin's.
The short answer is "yes" - the rest of the committee should be forced to testify before Congress and if the evidence to prevent the war was there, or there was evidence Bush Co was cooking the books, they should all be impeached and tried for treason. Unfortunately, I agree with Bot on this one.
I learned my lessons on a different topic that cost no one their lives, but cost the taxpayers nearly a quarter billion dollars. I thought I was "clean" because I did my job as an engineer/technical manager and recommended something not be tested because it was flawed by design and would fail. I was overruled by a Navy Commander. The test article blew up, and cost many months and many millions of dollars. I was raked over the coals by the Naval Reactors guys in the post mortem, "lessons learned" excercise because I knew
the item was flawed and I let them test it. I thought they were joking at first. They weren't. I got calibrated - nothing short of physically being jailed or beaten to a pulp by the operators for refusing to step aside would have been acceptable.
You either have responsibility or you don't. In this case Durban had a responsibility to figure out how to stop this and didn't, so he unilaterally broke his agreement with the American public. Same with the rest of the dickheads on the committee. Now is a meaningless time to address the issue, unless you are going to take down the whole bushel of rotten apples. Starting with Bush and ending with those who knew in the Congress and the CIA. We don't need people like that in positions of responsibility and a really bad experience for those who perpetrated this could serve as a deterrent in the future. Jim