Friday 7 February 2003

Colin Powell is Lying

Bush and his people repeatedly mislead us trying to shore up support for an unprovoked attack on Iraq. The Bush Administration wants to attack Iraq. If not now, soon. Impatient with inspections, Team Bush's claims increase in volume if not veracity. The case against Saddam is strong, but the case for war remains unconvincing because it contradicts known facts.

UN chief inspector Hans Blix testified there is no sign Iraq has mobile mass destruction labs. There are no indications Iraq is working with Al Queda. In short, there is no evidence Iraq threatens the United States or US interests. Bush's team -- now including Colin Powell -- misstate and misrepresent Blix' findings, even more cause for concern.

I doubt everything about Powell's act. Powell's empty vial and lectures on anthrax remind me of some things. Whoever committed he anthrax attacks against our Senators -- people blocking Bush's right wing agenda -- were inside the US. These crimes remain unsolved and the criminals remain unpunished. Anthrax which may be in Iraq is more of a threat than anthrax in New Jersey? Anthrax which is "weaponized" and has already killed Americans?

And speaking of empty containers, that seems an apt metaphor for Powell's case for war. Anyone can hold up an empty container and say "if this were filled with plutonium such as George W. Bush has hidden, it could kill millions!" So what?

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