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Wednesday
Aug302006

Rumsfeld and Chalabi - the same destiny

War Cabal at the White House, 2002
The more you say about it, the more the Karl Rove-lead spin will work, we thought.
So we kept this subject for almost a month in the vault of our unpublished posts.
The spin is outrageous.
The accusation calls for an impeachment.
But everybody remained silent (including me), until former president Clinton, two days ago, broke the "enthrallment" (dixit Civil War president Lincoln in 1862), "so as to save the country".
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann honored Clinton for his courage to tell -finally- the truth about the "1984"-like Bush manipulation of public opinion.
This is a great moment.
Bush and Rove have gone too far.
Rumsfeld is exposed as a liar and a demagogue. Listen to what he said:
FT.com / World / US & Canada - Rumsfeld accuses critics of ‘appeasing fascism’: "Rumsfeld accuses critics of ‘appeasing fascism’

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP)

Published: August 29 2006 19:26 | Last updated: August 29 2006 19:26

US Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Tuesday accused critics of the administration's Iraq and counterterrorism policies of trying to appease ‘a new type of fascism.’

In unusually explicit terms, Mr Rumsfeld portrayed the Bush administration's critics as suffering from ‘moral or intellectual confusion’ about what threatens the nation's security and accused them of lacking the courage to fight back.
[...]
Mr Rumsfeld spoke to the American Legion as part of a coordinated White House strategy, in advance of the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil, aiming to take the offensive against administration critics at a time of doubt about the future of Iraq and growing calls to withdraw U.S. troops.


Real America, "l'Amérique profonde", reacts. I have always kept my trust in it.
It will have been a long waiting. From 2001 to 2006.
But the tides turned.
The American Army protests. The CIA agents are striking against torture orders. A National Intelligence Evaluation (NIE) states, that the Iraq invasion engendered more terrorism, dangerous to the US (and still more to Europe), and not less, as the Bush administration repeats.

Candidates for removal are: Rumsfeld, Rove, Cheney - all have to go the way Ahmad Chalabi went. And Tony Blair?

(The above part was crossposted from At Home in Europe)

A propos: Where IS Chalabi at this moment?

Have a look at:
TomPaine.com - Chalabi And AEI: The Sequel (Dec. 15, 2005):

"The convicted embezzler, the suave fabricator of intelligence, and the secularist -turned-Shiite fundamentalist-turned-Iranian agent, the elusive subject of a slow-moving FBI spy investigation, and the self-described “hero in error” approached the podium at the American Enterprise Institute yesterday after a glowing introduction from Chris DeMuth, AEI’s president. After grumbling that the cherubic man he was about to introduce has been “defamed, undermined and attacked by agencies of the U.S. government,” DeMuth concluded: “Please give a warm welcome to this very great and very brave Iraqi patriot, liberal and liberator, Deputy Prime Minister Ahmed Chalabi.”

He’s back. And one thing is clear—you can never, ever count Ahmed Chalabi out. As the cat has nine lives, Chalabi has an amazing ability to reinvent himself over and over, and he did so once again at AEI on Wednesday.

Chalabi, who affected an aw-shucks manner, noted that it was the eighth time he’d spoken before the think tank that effectively launched his political career. To a packed house—so packed, in fact, that AEI pointedly disinvited your humble correspondent, who had to watch Chalabi in digital replay—Chalabi unloaded a campaign speech for his Iraqi National Congress election list. [...]"

And, after his enormous defeat at the elections, Chalabi has disappeared.
May the same destiny be reserved for Rumsfeld.

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