Much has been said concerning intelligence failures and the War in Iraq.
Joe Wilson has become a hero of sorts to some people, in spite of the fact that he has been shown to be less than honest. Why? Because he gave the Bushies a hard time. He doubted. hmm.
Now the experts say that there was no real evidence that Saddam had weapons or ties to terrorists. Many say it was merely a vendetta by the neo-cons against the innocent regime of stern dictator.
I do not believe this.
Well, it seems to me that if there were no evidence of any of this before Bush came to office we would have turned Saddam loose years ago. Nor do I know where to fit Tony Blair into the Halliburton chain of events. When exactly did the intelligence become false? The day Bush's hand hit the Bible and he swore to do his duty to the best of his ability?
My question is how did we come to forget the 90's? How is it that the decade of no fly zones and terrorists attacks and the murders of Saddam's own sons in law for ratting on him as well as the whole Food for Oil scandal has melted away?
Is this the memory hole George Orwell spoke of?
Or is someone messing with us by revising history?
If not for the war in Iraq would we know what we know today of Saddam and his regime? Was it the war or the CIA that uncovered the truth of Saddam's regime?
And do we know the truth even now?
In other words what came first?
Did the war bring knowledge or the did the knowledge bring war?
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