Monday, July 12, 2004

According to The Oklahoman the top news in the Nation Today is "News Coverage Veils Campaigns: Study suggests John Kerry needs to establish his identity with the public." The "Hot Topic"? "Hamilton, Burr Face Off Again"
I guess the fact that the case Bush made for sending thousands of people to their deaths in Iraq has turned out to be based on the word of one man who
"was an alcoholic and utterly useless as a source"
is just old news to the Oklahoman. They didn't deem it worth reporting on today. So the people that rely on The Oklahoman for their news will never know that the Pentagon intelligence analyst, the only person inside the U.S. government that had ever actually spoken to the informant, wrote an urgent e-mail to a top CIA official warning that there were even questions about whether Curve Ball (the informant)
"was who he said he was."
and recieved this reply.
"Let's keep in mind the fact that this war's going to happen regardless of what Curve Ball said or didn't say," he wrote. "The Powers That Be probably aren't terribly interested in whether Curve Ball knows what he's talking about."

They will never know that
"the committee found, U.S. intelligence officials repeatedly embellished fragmentary and ambiguous pieces of evidence, making the danger posed by Iraq appear far more urgent than it actually was."

They will never know that,
"Taken together, the facts in the report show that virtually every major claim President George W. Bush used to justify the invasion of Iraq—from Saddam's growing nuclear program to his close ties with Al Qaeda—was either wrong or exaggerated."

I hope Kerry will use this in an ad so they might know,
"Leading up to September 11, our government didn't connect the dots," said Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, the ranking Democrat on the committee. "In Iraq we are even more culpable, because the dots themselves never existed."

"The president showed no signs of having had any second thoughts about the wisdom of the invasion."

Yes, He would have had to have had first thoughts in order for there to have been seconds.

But at least Oklahomans know that Hamilton missed, again.

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