Re: [dfa-23] JON MONDAY'S Letter to the Editor

From: Jesse T.
Sent on: Saturday, September 15, 2007 9:01 PM
Ok I get it!

I think we should de-fund the whole State Department, Defense department, and 
all the rest of those criminals.

But:  don't de-fund my favorite government program!

On Saturday 15 September[masked]:08­:49 am Carol Changus wrote:
> President Bush Lied about Iraq ��� Then and Now
>
> Last week it was revealed that in September, 2002 two top-level CIA
> analysts had briefed then CIA Director Tenet that Iraq had no WMDs. Tenet
> briefed Bush, who dismissed it as worthless information. The report also
> corroborates CIA official Drumheller who disclosed the same information
> over a year ago and said, ���"The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming,
> and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy, to justify
> the policy." The report was not included or even referred to in the October
> 2002 NIE that was sent to Congress to justify the war.
>
> The claim that Saddam had WMDs was not just a mistake, it was a deliberate
> lie.
>
> The claim by Bush that we are making progress in Iraq is a perverse
> twisting of facts and logic. The surge was supposed to give time for the
> Iraqi government to meet 18 milestones that they themselves established.
> They only achieved 3. Bush���s new plan that we can reduce our troop levels
> to 130,000 by next summer only gets us back to where we were before the
> surge started; back to ���Stay the Course���.
>
> The only credible measurement of progress in Iraq comes from the Iraqi
> people themselves, and ABC and BBC released a new comprehensive study of
> their analysis of the surge: Over 50% of the general population find
> attacks on US forces acceptable (up from 17% in 2004); Nearly 70% think US
> forces have made things worse; 53% feel it was wrong for the US to invade
> Iraq; 78% oppose the presence of US forces; 71% feel the surge has had no
> effect or made things worse; 40% feel that the US and Bush are responsible
> for the violence, compared to 18% for foreign or Al Qaeda fighters, and 7%
> for Iran.
>
> Don���t let Bush play for time ��� the only difference between getting all our
> troops out in the next six months and getting them out 10 years from now
> (as some have suggested) will be thousands more US dead and wounded.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jon
> Jon Monday
> Fallbrook, CA
>
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