Tuesday, November 22, 2005

BushCo's New Drumbeat

Anyone that paid even passing attention to the evening news from the Summer of 2004 through the Winter of 2005 heard a steadily increasing drumbeat of rhetoric setting the stage for an invasion of Iraq. One administration official after another proclaimed glum and doom if Saddam were not disarmed immediately.

The rhetoric escalated even as news on the ground was at least mitigating of Iraq's offensive potential. Inspectors in Iraq were finding no evidence to support the world intelligence community claims of WMD even though an always stubborn Saddam was granting unprecedented access.

Now the administration is attacking anyone who questions their motives during the run up to the ill-fated invasion using adjectives like irresponsible, dishonest, and reprehensible when as a matter of fact such questions are simply logical. It just makes sense to question a group of people who were wrong on virtually every assertion they made prior to the invasion and in its immediate aftermath.

They have held none of their own responsible or accountable in any way, yet the same type rhetorical bombardment is beginning against anyone naturally curious about what could have led to so many mistakes.

Do not believe Cheney or Rumsfeld. They are the architects of a growing disaster and will say virtually anything to deflect attention and accountability.

Believe what you saw and heard back during the buildup to the invasion. Compare that to what we now know to be reality. It is the honest and responsible thing to do.


At 12:35 PM, Blogger Octopus Grigori said...

Totally agree. We can only hope that the American public has grown terminally weary of the administration's increasingly desperate attempts to justify this war and bully its critics into silence.


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