Rachel Nails It, Torture To Lie Us Into War

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We Tortured To Justify The War In Iraq – Let That Settle In

And yes, settling in is the stage we are at. We have the motive, which gives us “the narrative.” Now it just has to penetrate the national consciousness….and, if there still is one, the national conscience.

This is a simply stunning war Crime, on every possible level.

We tortured to get false confessions to use as a rationalization to illegally invade Iraq when there was NO reason to, and….it worked. The lies worked.

I will say it again, short of all out genocide, there is just nothing that defines evil more than what they did. It simply cannot be allowed to stand. We simply cannot ‘move forward’ without addressing it.

Joe Conason sums it up in one paragraph, as part of a great piece.

Yet evidence is mounting that under Cheney’s direction, “enhanced interrogation” was not used exclusively to prevent imminent acts of terror or collect actionable intelligence — the aims that he constantly emphasizes — but to invent evidence that would link al-Qaida with Saddam Hussein and connect the late Iraqi dictator to the 9/11 attacks.

And he ends it with the stark truth….


Cheney now claims that he preserved the country from terrorism and saved thousands and perhaps hundreds of thousands of lives. We need a serious investigation, with witnesses including the former vice-president under oath, to determine what he and his associates actually did with the brutal powers they arrogated to themselves — because instead their actions cost thousands upon thousands of American and Iraqi lives, all in the service of a political lie.

 

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    • Edger on May 15, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    the invasion of Iraq based on trumped up justifications and false “evidence” produced by torture, resulting in the deaths and maimings of more than one million Iraqis, most of them Iraqi children and women, was premeditated torture of an entire countries population, imo.

    The Supreme International Crime

    Following the Holocaust, the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg called the waging of aggressive war “essentially an evil thing . . . to initiate a war of aggression . . . is not only an international crime; it is the supreme international crime differing only from other war crimes in that it contains within itself the accumulated evil of the whole.”

  2. https://www.docudharma.com/diary/13

    You miiiiiiiight be interested in it.

  3. what happened.

    Early 2000 Dick Cheney is asked to find a Vice Presidential candidate and he can’t find anyone evil enough so he looks under a few rocks and finds “Dick Cheney”.

    Everything is going great in early 2001 because GWB was not really elected but got into office anyway, just like he has always “failed upwards” this is just another way for him to wake up on third base thinking he hit a triple.

    After a few exhausting weeks of having to show up at “work” every day, GWB goes on a series of vacations, and is too busy clearing brush for the cameras to read the daily briefing about some A-rab that wants to fly jets into buildings.

    9-11 changed everything.

    Secretary Gates is told to find a link between 9-11 and Saddam Hussein and can’t find one.

    Ibn Shaikh al-Libi is tortured until he “confesses” that the sky is green, up is down, water is not wet, and by the way – Saddam and Bin Laden are responsible for 9-11.

    Iraq suddenly becomes an “imminent threat” to the United States because he has the capability of delivering a payload of chemical weapons 90 miles. Umm, wait – that’s a threat to Tel Aviv – don’t say shit about how far he can launch stuff, let’s just go with less information rather than more.

    Lie by lie, they got what they wanted, plundered the economy, and then slithered out to pasture with gobs of blackmail from the NSA wiretaps to ensure they’ll not be prosecuted.

  4. to force lies that will bring about an insane and unecessary war.  It’s a fucking hat trick of darkness.

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