Friday, March 14, 2008

Just in Case Your Right-Wing Relatives Have Any Lingering Misconceptions

This was released on Wednesday with the barest of ripples. That whole invading Iraq because Saddam was intimately tied to al Qaeda and was ready to nuke the Washington Monument, Talladega, and your mom's apple pie within 45 minutes thing? Yeah, uh, well... not so much.

Actually, it wasn't released at all. The Joint Forces Command's report on the run-up to the war , with its references to over 600,000 captured documents, definitively demonstrates, once and for all, that the administration's reasons for war were invalid. False. Bullshit. Pick your word.
The study, based on more than 600,000 captured documents, including audio and video files, found that while Saddam sponsored terrorism, particularly against opponents of his regime and against Israel, there was no evidence of an al Qaida link.

This is huge, right? I mean, this is beyond a non-partisan commission. This is the freaking Pentagon saying whoops, my bad. So this should be plastered all over the headlines, no?


The Pentagon on Wednesday canceled plans for broad public release of a study that found no pre-Iraq war link between late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and the al Qaida terrorist network. Rather than posting the report online and making officials available to discuss it, as had been planned, the U.S. Joint Forces Command said it would mail copies of the document to reporters — if they asked for it. The report won't be posted on the Internet.

The Pentagon's burying it. No public release. You have to fill out a form to request the report, which they will snail mail to you. On a CD.

Remember the Bush-Kerry debate in which each candidate was asked to recall a mistake he had made, and what he did to rectify it? Bush was stumped. Ain't never been wrong. Still isn't. Never being wrong means never having to admit being wrong. Eat it, America.

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