Bang! Bang! Bang!
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Bang! Bang! Bang!
The sound of hammering of the nails into the coffin of whatever was left of
the US's image in the world is loud enough to give a throbbing headache to all
except those wingnuts and their deluded victims among our fellow citizens,
those with their fingers in their ears, shouting "LALALALALALALA!"
Following up on its revelation of the July 2002 minutes showing that the US
and the UK were already set on a course to attack Iraq, The Times (UK) reported
on Sunday that
> [t]he RAF and US aircraft doubled the rate at which they were droppingThis dovetails nicely with the memo's reference to Donald Rumplestiltskin
> bombs on Iraq in 2002 in an attempt to provoke Saddam Hussein into giving the
> allies an excuse for war, new evidence has shown.
> The attacks were intensified from May, six months before the United Nations
> resolution that Tony Blair and Lord Goldsmith, the attorney-general, argued
> gave the coalition the legal basis for war. By the end of August the raids had
> become a full air offensive.
saying "the US had already begun 'spikes of activity' to put pressure on the
It was quite a spike:
> The new information, obtained by the Liberal Democrats, shows that theUN Security Council resolution 1441, the one that Shrub claims as
> allies dropped twice as many bombs on Iraq in the second half of 2002 as they did
> during the whole of 2001, and that the RAF increased their attacks even more
> quickly than the Americans did. ...
> The Ministry of Defence figures, provided in response to a question from Sir
> Menzies Campbell, the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs spokesman, show that
> despite the lack of an Iraqi reaction, the air war began anyway in September
> with a 100-plane raid.
justification for invading Iraq, was not passed until November 8.
A few relevant links:
http://www.abe1x.org/impeachbush/ (graphics and banner ads)
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