Thursday, October 27, 2005

Eyes Only and Lies Only...Let's Make Sure the Story is Told...

Eyes Only and Lies Only...Let's Make Sure the Story is Told...
Brad Friedman

As the TreasonGate storm rolls towards D.C., let's not forget how it all began. Had George W. Bush been honest with the Congress and the American People we might not have been mourning our 2,000th lost troop today. Or perhaps we would.

The Administration knew what we (and Congress) didn't. That the war was built on lies.

The Downing Street Memos, which have still gone virtually unreported by the Corporate Mainstream Media, hold the key to the entire fine mess.

(See the Complete Set of Downing Street Documents here: )

Unfortunately, too many Americans are still completely unaware of what those "Eyes Only" documents tell us quite clearly; The administration had long ago planned to "remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy."

In other words, the war was going to happen. No matter what. No matter who had to die. No matter whose lives would need to be trashed in order to "justify" it.

The outing of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame/Wilson in hopes of trashing her husband Ambassador Joe Wilson who questioned the "fixed" facts and intelligence was a key part in that effort to ensure "the policy" would move ahead at all costs.

Shortly, the political firestorm to come will no doubt overshadow the facts of how we got into this shameful mess to start with. (an organization I co-founded, bringing together more than 100 progressive organizations) has released our third print ad today in our effort to ensure that the facts are no longer "fixed" and that the truth is finally understood by the American People.

Please help us continue to counter the media noise with the real messages that need to be understood by this country.

Revolution begins at home...