Even When We Know They Are Lying – We Go Along
Posted by bosskitty on May 28, 2007
More Bad Intelligence on Iran and Iraq
ROBERT BAER, a former CIA field officer assigned to the Middle East, Times Magazine
This week the White House made a big show of declassifying intelligence alleging that in 2005 al-Qaeda considered using Iraq as a base to launch terrorist attacks on the United States . . . the Administration is still trying to manipulate intelligence . . . Deputy National Security Advisor Elliot Abrams is behind the covert action against Iran, which reportedly stems from a “nonlethal presidential finding” signed by Bush to launch a plan that “includes a coordinated campaign of propaganda, disinformation and manipulation of Iran’s currency and international financial transactions.”
Oh no! Not Again …
Abrams was a key player in the Iran-contra fiasco, which was rooted in lousy intelligence. In case you have forgotten, a handful of confidence men convinced the Reagan NSC, along with Abrams, that they were talking to moderate Iranians, who, properly nurtured, would supposedly change the character of the Iranian regime. It was a lie; the NSC was dealing with the most radical, hostile faction in Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the same group holding our hostages in Lebanon.
We still go along with all this … WHAT! Are we THAT lazy?
… the intelligence on al-Qaeda and Iraq, it’s even flimsier … Confused? Well, that’s just the way the White House likes it. If the Bush Administration continues to feed the American people the same dog’s breakfast of bad intelligence, we’ll be in Iraq until Bush leaves office. And while we’re at it, just maybe in a war with Iran.
The American public is SO gullible that ANY politician can make up stories and, of course, we will believe it. We hear what we want to as long as it fits our Pre-conceived opinions. Denial is a drug that America is addicted to, along with Viagra. What is the big deal about marijuana and cigarettes? They only kill you a little at a time – this administration is leading this nation back to the stone age with BIG killing machines that can take out cities, states and countries. Mother nature comes in a poor second behind the GOP killing machines. Stock up on you emergency kits now, include the bullets and Viagra. Make sure they will sustain you for at least a year … by the way, may as well learn how to make your own candles and kill your own chickens.