Monday, March 27, 2006

One more damning memo.

You know it. I know it. One more memo proves it.

This one says that if Hussein failed to find WMDs, Bush was going to try and PROVOKE a confrontation, so he could have his war whether there were WMDs or not.

Now when is this going to be treated like a big deal by the idiots in the "liberal" press?

Bush Was Set on Path to War, Memo by British Adviser Says

LONDON — In the weeks before the United States-led invasion of Iraq, as the United States and Britain pressed for a second United Nations resolution condemning Iraq, President Bush's public ultimatum to Saddam Hussein was blunt: Disarm or face war.

But behind closed doors, the president was certain that war was inevitable. During a private two-hour meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 31, 2003, he made clear to Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain that he was determined to invade Iraq without the second resolution, or even if international arms inspectors failed to find unconventional weapons, said a confidential memo about the meeting written by Mr. Blair's top foreign policy adviser and reviewed by The New York Times....

"The start date for the military campaign was now penciled in for 10 March," Mr. Manning wrote, paraphrasing the president. "This was when the bombing would begin."

The memo indicates the two leaders envisioned a quick victory and a transition to a new Iraqi government that would be complicated, but manageable. Mr. Bush predicted that it was "unlikely there would be internecine warfare between the different religious and ethnic groups." Mr. Blair agreed with that assessment.

The memo also shows that the president and the prime minister acknowledged that no unconventional weapons had been found inside Iraq. Faced with the possibility of not finding any before the planned invasion, Mr. Bush talked about several ways to provoke a confrontation, including a proposal to paint a United States surveillance plane in the colors of the United Nations in hopes of drawing fire, or assassinating Mr. Hussein.

The scary thing is that 34% still support this insane clown.

1 comment:

Ted W said...

Okay so its not exactly news, but I thought this was funny:
Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is reporting to the cabinet and and indicates that 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed yesterday in Iraq.

... Our president buries his head in his hands... and weeps -- "oh my God"....

The Cabinet is stunned, because Georgie really kinda 'doesn't react' to casualty reports like this...

Just then the President looks up and asks, "How many zeros are there in a brazilion?"