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Newly-Released Memo by Donald Rumsfeld Proves Iraq War Started On False Pretenses

Posted By admin On February 21, 2013 @ 6:10 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Washington’s Blog [1]
Feb 21, 2013


Everyone knew [3] that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.

Indeed, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff – Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson – just said that Powell knew that there were no WMDs:

I wonder what will happen when we put 500,000 troops into Iraq and comb the country from one end to the other and find nothing


(starting at 6:43 into video).


It has been extensively documented that the White House decided to invade Iraq before 9/11 [4]:

Indeed, neoconservatives planned regime change in Iraq – and throughout the Middle East and North Africa – 20 years ago [16].

George W. Bush [14]John McCain [13]Sarah Palin [15], a high-level National Security Council officer [10]Alan Greenspan [12]and others all say that the Iraq war was really about oil.

But war is sold just like soda or toothpaste [17] … and so a false justification needs to be concocted.

The government tried to falsely blame the anthrax attacks on Iraq [18] as a justification for war:

When Congress was originally asked to pass the Patriot Act in late 2001, the anthrax attacks which occurred only weeks earlier were falsely blamed on spooky Arabs as a way to scare Congress members into approving the bill. Specifically:

And [22]:

George Bush throughout 2002 routinely featured “anthrax” as one of Saddam’s scary weapons [23].

Secretary of Defense Dona ld Rumsfeld, President Bush and VP Cheney all falsely linked Iraq with 9/11 … and the entire torture program was aimed [24] at establishing such a false linkage.

A new book by NBC News and Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff [25] adds details, including amemo written by Rumsfeld in November 2001 [26] – a year and a quarter before the start of the Iraq war – asking how to start a war against Iraq, and suggesting as one potential “justification” for war:

  • How start?


US discovers Saddam connection to Sept. 11 attack or to anthrax?




The Bush administration launched the Iraq war under false pretenses … unfortunately, Obama is no better [27].

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[1] Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/02/newly-released-memos-of-donald-rumsfeld-prove-knowing-iraq-war.html

[2] Image: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Iraq1.jpg

[3] Everyone knew: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2009/11/everyone-knew-that-iraq-didnt-have-wmds.html

[4] before 9/11: http://crooksandliars.com/karoli/new-documents-show-bush-administration-plan

[5] wanted to invade Iraq long before 9/11, and inserted “crap” in its justifications for invading Iraq.: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/27/AR2007042700550.html?nav=most_emailed

[6] says: http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/01/10/oneill.bush/

[7] say: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/nov/24/iraq-war-chilcot-inquiry

[8] said: http://www.cato.org/dispatch/10-06-00d.html

[9] see this: http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/08/donald-rumsfeld-files-reveal-pre-9-11-focus-on-iraq/

[10] before 9/11: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2008/07/did-cheney-and-the-oil-bigs-plan-the-iraq-war-before-911.html

[11] reported: http://web.archive.org/web/20030402124132/http://www.sundayherald.com/28224

[12] Alan Greenspan: http://web.archive.org/web/20110715222651/http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article2461214.ece

[13] John McCain: http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/05/02/974014.aspx

[14] George W. Bush: http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/08/31/bush_gives_new_reason_for_iraq_war/

[15] Sarah Palin: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/08/31/palin-iraq-is-a-war-for-oil/

[16] in Iraq – and throughout the Middle East and North Africa – 20 years ago: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/11/neoconservatives-planned-regime-change-throughout-the-middle-east-and-northern-africa-20-years-ago.html

[17] war is sold just like soda or toothpaste: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/11/war-is-sold-just-like-soda-or-toothpaste.html

[18] tried to falsely blame the anthrax attacks on Iraq: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/02/is-the-government-exaggerating-the-threat-of-terror-for-political-purposes.html

[19] told to blame Anthrax scare on Al Qaeda by White House officials: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2008/08/02/2008-08-02_fbi_was_told_to_blame_anthrax_scare_on_a.html

[20] High-level government insiders pointed towards Iraq as the source of the anthrax: http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Suicide_raises_questions_about_attempts_to_0801.html

[21] there was absolutely no reason to think that the anthrax had come from Iraq: http://www.salon.com/2008/08/01/anthrax_2/

[22] And: http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/02/16/ivans/index.html

[23] featured “anthrax” as one of Saddam’s scary weapons: http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/stateoftheunion2002.htm

[24] falsely linked Iraq with 9/11 … and the entire torture program was aimed: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/10/5-hours-after-the-911-attacks-donald-rumsfeld-said-my-interest-is-to-hit-saddam-he-also-said-go-massive-sweep-it-all-up-things-related-and-not-and-at-2.html

[25] Michael Isikoff: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Isikoff

[26] memo written by Rumsfeld in November 2001: http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/02/16/building-momentum-for-regime-change-rumsfelds-secret-memos/

[27] Obama is no better: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/02/more-rape-of-americans-by-elites-more-erosion-of-freedom.html

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