So, yeah. Veterans Day.
So of course, Bush addresses yet another friendly, hand-picked crowd of soliders, and uses his speech to attack his critics, accusing them of being “deeply irresponsible” for making accusations that he misled the country into war.
Same old Nixon-era shit: criticism “sends the wrong signal both to America’s enemy” and “demoralizes the troops.”
He’s even ballsier, claiming that critics are “making false charges” about the Administration.
Well, that’s all well and good.
Except for this little snippet, tucked away on the CNN site: CIA report questioned al Qaeda-Iraq ties
A CIA report from January 2003 raised doubts about a claim that al Qaeda sent operatives to Iraq to acquire chemical and biological weapons — assertions that were repeated later by then-Secretary of State Colin Powell to the United Nations in making the case for the invasion of Iraq a month later.
A Month Later
This, the Downing Street Memo……How much more proof do we fucking need?