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Saturday, June 11, 2005
 
Game, set, match.

I never would have thought that the evidence leading to the impeachment and conviction of Geoge W. Bush would have to come from Britain, but there it is. Combined with the Downing Street memo and the testimony of Paul O'Neill, Richard Clarke and others, we have a rapidly growing, steaming pile of evidence.

George W. Bush determined that the US would invade and occupy Iraq long before he or his advisors had come up with a valid or legal reason to do so. All of the false and inaccurate "intelligence" that led up to the war was driven by this policy. The intel was inaccurate and fabricated because the White House demanded it and would not accept anything else.

It was a gross abuse of executive power. It was a violation of US law. It was a betrayal of Bush's Oath of Office. And he has been caught by unnamed Brits who are doing what nobody on this side of the Atlantic has the balls to do; namely, to tell the secrets that need to be told and provide the documentation to back it up.

There is certainly the same kind of evidence available here, but everyone with access to it is too frightened of the consequences to come forward. With the GOP domination of every branch of government, they're probably smart to lay low. A whistleblower in the US would end up in prison instead of being a hero, and the Bush administration would remain uninvestigated and in power.

I guess it's up to the Brits to do for us what we can no longer do for ourselves.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

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