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To tell the truth

Merrimack River Current
By Michael Cook/ Sitting In
Friday, July 8, 2005


That was how many times George Walker Bush invoked 9-11 in his speech to the nation and the world on June 28.

What is difficult to understand is why so many Americans still believe there was a connection between 9-11 and Saddam Hussein's regime.

They forget that in September of 2002, bonny Prince George himself said he had seen no substantive evidence linking Saddam to the attacks on NYC or the Pentagon.

They forget the 9-11 Commission found Saddam had no involvement in Dark Tuesday.

They forget that, after being told by former Ambassador Joseph Wilson no credible evidence existed to support the administration's charge that Saddam tried to buy yellow cake uranium from Niger in the late 1990s, George Walker Bush told the American people just the opposite in his 2003 State of the Union address.

They forget that, when Joe Wilson finally publicly asked why the president would tell the American people something he knew to be untrue, someone in the White House illegally exposed Wilson's wife as a clandestine CIA operative.

They forget, or perhaps don't want to admit, that this administration was planning to go to war with Iraq long before 9-11 occurred.

And they, apparently, are paying little attention to the recent "Downing Street Memo."

The British document makes abundantly clear the purpose of intelligence relating to Iraq was not to determine whether or not war was the only option. The purpose of the intelligence was to reinforce the policy decision to go to war that had been made long ago.

The irony of hearing bonny Prince George speak of Iraq in his speech as the "front line" in the war on terror should be lost on no one. Prior to Bush's misguided march of folly, Iraq was not a hotbed of terrorist activity.

In fact, Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden loathed one another. Saddam's neo-fascist secularism was anathema to bin Laden's Islamic fundamentalism, and vice versa.

This war in Iraq is an unmitigated disaster built on lies that exceed even those told by Lyndon Johnson about the fictional Gulf of Tonkin incident 40 years ago.

Why so many Americans cannot see that reality is a huge mystery.

It is little wonder so many people from other countries look at us incredulously.

After all, William Jefferson Clinton lied about fellatio with a chunky chick in a blue dress and was impeached.

George Walker Bush has told so many lies about this war in Iraq, it is difficult to keep them straight.

But, one thing is certain. His lies have brought pain and suffering to untold thousands of American and Iraqi families. They have tarnished our reputation abroad. They have further destabilized an already dangerously unstable region of the world.

If only he'd lied about sex, you know, something really important! Maybe then the word impeachment would be getting the attention it deserves.

Mike Cook is a Newburyport native who, after spending some months on Plum Island during his mother's final days, recently returned to his adopted home in Puerto Viejo de Limon Costa Rica, C.A.



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To quote the opening line in this article"

"Six. That was how many times George Walker Bush invoked 9-11 in his speech to the nation and the world on June 28.

What is difficult to understand is why so many Americans still believe there was a connection between 9-11 and Saddam Hussein's regime."

The author answers his own question. The reason why it's easy to understand why half of US citizens still believe that there was a connection between 9/11 and Iraq is precisely because their president continues to tell them so. That's the only reason they ever thought it in the first place, and it's the only reason they still believe it today.

They simply don't believe that their president would knowingly lie to them - repeatedly.

Exposing the truth of who was actually behind 9/11 is the ONLY way to convince the american public that their leader is a liar.

Unless and until all of you get serious about exposing the truth of 9/11 (the chosen pretext for war), you will not be able to stop this coup.

9/11 is THE BIG LIE. Exposing THE BIG LIE will stop these guys.

Agree, agree, agree, especially your last sentence. Wake up people; please wake up.



If "A" and "B" are true, than "C". The Former is a simple formula for the truth, it is also the same formula being used by the Bush administration to generate untruths. I call the equation the "logic flow" formula. This is the very means by which are President is feeding the American people the untruth about Iraq and the War on Terror, where "A" = Terrorist who hate Americans, "B" = The need to defend America from the Bad Terrorist and "C" is equal to invasion of Iraq to spread Democracy so the Terrorist will change their minds or be killed?

Now if "A" and "B" are not true, then "C" will be ineffective and could be considered a contribute to the very problem that is up until now not Identified. The equations does not account for the money involved or the special interest that can be attribute to a false equation, but if you use the formula, you can point to the logic flow needed to gain support for the actions taken in Iraq and the War on Terror. It also points to the areas of focus for the truth, should America want to deal in a true solution.


I think they're also afraid to accept that their morally superior leader is a liar. And then that would make their own truth unacceptable too. That they embraced and accepted the lie easily and worse still, that they're family and friends have died or been injured for a lie. Then they would have to admit that they were wrong.

George Bush needs to be exposed in small ways even, to get people to understand that they've been fooled. Like he's wired but no one will say so. But the media is the real problem. They treat anyone not onside with Bush as just those who are making silly attacks. Someone like Richard Clarke has to come forward again and start talking.

It's like people caught by a huge pyramid scam , they are too ashamed to come forward to the police for fear that they would look like fools. That is why scam-artists go after the elderly... it is a ruthless way of keeping people isolated when they've had their life savings stolen. But in Bush's case , he is stealing people's lives, not just their life savings, for his self-interests with his oil industry/military complex cronies. Bush is a PIRATE, not a president... And it is too overwhelming for good God-fearing people to believe they fell for someone that sinister with a cunning Neocon machine mechanism, and yes, a conspiracy that huge.
But it is not their fault, they need to understand that. They need to face FACTS, however, without beating themselves up over it.

I suspect all of the frustration we feel regarding truth, war and the media is explained in the following book. Anyone have any ideas of how to change this reality?

'War Made Easy' Authored by Columnist
By E&P Staff

Published: July 07, 2005
NEW YORK Creators Syndicate columnist Norman Solomon has written "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death," a new hardcover from John Wiley & Sons.

Solomon examines U.S. government propaganda and mainstream-press coverage that have supported American military actions in places such as Vietnam and Iraq.

A positive review of "War Made Easy" in the June 29 Los Angeles Times stated: "The villains are the government and the media: the government because time and again it remorselessly falsifies the reality of war, and the media because major press and broadcast outlets can't seem to wriggle free from self-interest long enough to speak truth to power."

Solomon will be touring for the book this Sunday in Wilmington, Del.; July 14 in New York City; and five times in the San Francisco area between Aug. 8 and 13.

E&P Staff

"Project of the New American Century" (PNAC) is a think tank (henceforth to be called a "thug tank") that solidified the "Wolfowitz Doctrine" behind the closed doors of a tax-exempt non-profit organization(NPO). It is a violent war machine that uses private funds donated to it (funneled through it?) and operates outside the scope of any government... in other words, it operates like Al-Quaeda. The only difference being, the members of PNAC got into governmental positions and are now implementing the pre-existing PNAC agenda instead of the older pre-existing Constitution of the United States of America. The original intention of the NPO (Non-profit organization) was for charities and community-based organizations, NOT to shelter organized crime machines. Therefore, go after these "thug tanks" with state and federal racketeering laws such as RICO, and tax evasion laws as well (like they did with Al Capone). This will shut them down, permanently. This will also rid our nation of future potential violent think tanks in our midst that could infiltrate our government. It will stop the needless harm to American citizens and the citizens of other sovereign nations as well.

Contact all your Representatives and Senators, regardless of party because this is an urgent Constitutional matter, and let them know that have to show a UNITED front against these PNAC thugs in the Bush Administration. Americans will NO LONGER tolerate criminals in the White House.

When will the american people get educated? There is enough evidence to prove beyond a doubt that Bush has committed criminal actions. Memos, testimonies, audio & video recordings, etc. So why isn't someone filing charges? Everyday I expect to see or hear a major announcement, that charges have been filed and impeachment proceedings have begun. But no....all you hear is everyone talking about all the things Bush is guilty of and why hasn't anybody done anything about it.

I appreciate what Mr. Conyers has done so far, but it isn't nearly enough. Something must be done NOW! The fact is....Democrats are no better than Republicans. If they were, they would ALL be holding town meetings, seven days a week to inform the public as to what they intend to do. Your representatives DO NOT work a regular 9 to 5 job like the rest of us. We pay them dearly to live their lives of luxury, and when something this big comes along, they should be expected to work long hours, evenings, and weekends, until they get the job done.

I myself, cannot believe that anyone of any intelligence, would ever vote for a person of either party. There is plenty of blame to go around on BOTH sides, and to cast a vote for either one is just saying you are willing to accept more of the same ol' crap!

If Democrats truly want to impeach Bush and put him on trial for his crimes, then they need to stop talking about it....and ACTUALLY DO IT! And we the people, need to DEMAND it of them!

C'mon people.....WAKE UP!

"By their fruits shall you know them."
Matthew 7:15-20

15 "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.
16 You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles?
17 So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit.
18 A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit.
19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.
20 Thus you will know them by their fruits.

Does this administration care about the people they say they serve? So far, what we have seen is lies, betrayal, meanness, theft, murder...rotten fruit.

We must email and write to our churches , synagogues , mosques and other religious institutions to be the moral compass of our nation and the world...the religious leaders must be VOCAL. No , they do not have to be political about party lines, but they must speak out against the horrific immoral acts by our governmental leaders. For our religious leaders, regardless of affiliation or denomination, to remain silent, > is a SIN OF OMISSION.

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