The Storm is brewing….hopefully….
It looks as though attention is finally being paid to the fact that it appears Bush & Co. lied to Congress, the American People, the UN and the World about Iraq’s WMDs, in order to cook up reasons for a war. Still not a lot of coverage by major media (certainly nothing approaching the feeding frenzy that characterized their coverage of the Clinton impeachment and the surrounding issues), but it is notable that now even conservatives are beginning to ask serious questions.
John Dean, former White House lawyer for Richard Nixon, writes a blistering essay about a coming scandal he sees as worse than Watergate. Give it a look–it’s very interesting. A quote:
“In the three decades since Watergate, this is the first potential scandal I have seen that could make Watergate pale by comparison. If the Bush Administration intentionally manipulated or misrepresented intelligence to get Congress to authorize, and the public to support, military action to take control of Iraq, then that would be a monstrous misdeed.
As I remarked in an earlier column, this Administration may be due for a scandal. While Bush narrowly escaped being dragged into Enron, it was not, in any event, his doing. But the war in Iraq is all Bush’s doing, and it is appropriate that he be held accountable.
To put it bluntly, if Bush has taken Congress and the nation into war based on bogus information, he is cooked.”
One can hope.