Thursday, August 7, 2008

Fiddling while nation burns

I just heard author Ron Suskind interviewed for an hour on NPR's Fresh Air and I am left again feeling infuriated and depressed. His new book, The Way of the World, discusses how the White House made its case for war in Iraq despite all of the evidence at their disposal that there were no WMD in that country.

Suskind's book has been in the news this week because of his allegation -- which he claims comes from numerous sources, including two former high-ranking CIA officials who are on the record -- that the White House ordered the intelligence agency to create a fake letter that tied 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta to Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein.

Of course, it violates federal statute for the CIA to engage in propaganda against the citizens of the United States, but the agency apparently did so on Bush's orders. The worst and most criminal of our presidents is going to escape Washington in six months without being impeached. How is it possible that we let all this happen?

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