[Vision2020] New Senate Report Confirms Bush lied about Iraq Connection al-Qaida, Lied about justification for the war

Mark Solomon msolomon at moscow.com
Mon Sep 11 12:56:15 PDT 2006

Here's an excellent piece on the ABC docudrama:



At 11:37 AM -0700 9/11/06, Ted Moffett wrote:
>Jim et. al.
>I heard about the ABC docudrama on terrorism, and the factual errors 
>it contains.  As long as people know it is fictionalized, that's one 
>thing, but many may assume it is based on solid vetted historical 
>It is amazing how many US citizens still believe that the 9/11 
>attacks were related to Saddam and his supposed connections to Al 
>Qaeda... And disturbing to witness how easily public opinion can be 
>manipulated, indeed is still being manipulated, by half truths 
>and falsehoods from the government.
>The "Weapons of Mass Distraction" function very well!
>Ted Moffett
>On 9/11/06, Jim Meyer <<mailto:m1e2y3e4 at moscow.com>m1e2y3e4 at moscow.com> wrote:
>I am embarrassed that nobody else responded to you.
>The current number of Americans killed in Iraq is 2666. The total number
>of casualties of Americans is about 20,000. Every vision2020 member
>should listen to Sen Carl Leven explain the timeline in the report. The
>report is damning even with the redactions. I am sure you can Sen Leven
>on the CSPAN website. You can also find the entire report.
>The facts are that Saddam had nothing whatsoever to do with  911.  There
>were no significant weapons of mass destruction and due diligence would
>have made it obvious even at the time. In 2003, 70% of Americans
>believed there was a link between Saddam and
>Today that figure is still 43%
>the war profiteers are making a killing, literally and figuratively.
>The American people still believe the lie. They believe that Bush's
>illegal war of aggression in Iraq, estimated to have killed between
>40,000 and 250,000 Iraqi people, not to mention our own people, is
>somehow connected to 911. You may close your ears and eyes, but the lie
>remains. The truth is that our president and his cabinet should be
>impeached, tried for treason, and tried as a war criminal on a multitude
>of levels. And we are NOT safer.....
>This past weekend and Monday, with the two-part Disney/ABC docu-drama
>about 911 and Bush's free 15 minute speech about 911 on Monday, the
>propaganda lie will continue. I am glad you are not one of the 43% that
>believe it and I hope other vision2020 members also don't support it.
>Our country will only survive if people wake to the facts. To help
>others wake up, I challenge them to watch this link in
>entirety.http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/41418/ . The anger shown is
>appropriate to the circumstances. If you are any less angry, you are
>either a stooge, a sheep, or lemming.
>It is time to get angry. It is not a pleasant thing--but it is time
>because--our country, as we know it, depends on it.
>I want to be fair, can anyone give me a rational reason why Bush should
>not be tried for treason? For lying about getting us into a war that
>killed 2666 Americans and wounded 20,000, waging an illegal war of
>aggression, and for not upholding the constitution?
>Today's Topics:
>>    1. New Senate Report On Iraq Gets Scant Attention (Ted Moffett)
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>>  From: "Ted Moffett" <<mailto:starbliss at gmail.com>starbliss at gmail.com>
>>  Subject: [Vision2020] New Senate Report On Iraq Gets Scant Attention
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>>  It discloses for the first time an October 2005 CIA assessment that prior to
>>  the war Saddams government did not have a relationship, harbor, or turn a
>>  blind eye toward Zarqawi and his associates. Bush and other administration
>>  officials have said that the presence of Zarqawi in Iraq before the war was
>>  evidence of a connection between Saddams government and al-Qaida.
>>  The long-awaited report, said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., a member of the
>>  committee, is a devastating indictment of the Bush-Cheney administrations
>>  unrelenting, misleading and deceptive attempts to link Saddam to al-Qaida.
>>  The report, two years in the making, comes out amid a series of Bush
>>  speeches stressing that pursuing the military effort in Iraq is crucial to
>>  winning the war on terrorism, and two months before that policy will be
>>  tested in midterm elections.
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