Do you believe the U.S. government is capable of lying to the American people about these important issues?
By Les Blough, Editor
1. Sunday, December 14, 2003: U.S. capture of Saddam Hussein is disclosed. Reports say that U.S. forces captured him on
2. Monday, December 15, 2003: U.S. Senator Bill Nelson reports in a secret briefing, the Bush administration told
senators Iraq had capability to hit U.S. East Coast with WMD, leading to their vote to use military force.
3. Wednesday, December 17, CBS Evening News reports that for the first time, the chairman of the independent September
11 commission is "saying publicly that 9/11 could have and should have been prevented."
The Reasons our country attacked Iraq
In Monday's Florida Today report
, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson said the Bush administration last year told him and other senators, that Iraq not only had
weapons of mass destruction, but they had the means to deliver them to East Coast cities. According to Nelson, about 75
Senators were told in a classfied briefing that Iraq had biological and chemical weapons, including anthrax, and that it
could deliver the weapons to cities along the Eastern seaboard with "unmanned aerial vehicles" (UAV), known as drones.
"They have not found anything that resembles an UAV that has that capability."
This news was delivered to about 75 Senators before last October's congressional vote authorizing the use of force to
remove Saddam Hussein from power. Senator Nelson, a Democrat, voted in favor of using military force. He said he could
not reveal what member of the Neocon/Bush regime provided the information in the secret briefing to the senators.
When media asked the Neocon/Bush regime about about the matter, they directed inquiries to the Department of Defense.
Defense officials had no comment on Nelson's claim, according to the Florida Today report.
The September 11 Commission
In the CBS report provided by Axis of Logic we are told that Thomas Kean, Chairman of the September 11 Commission has
"more questions than answers". He was appointed to the commission by George Bush and is a former Republican governor of
New Jersey. Kean is now pointing to those inside the Neocon/Bush regime and laying down blame. As Chairman of the
September 11 Commission, he stated:
"This was not something that had to happen."
"I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as
-National security adviser Condoleeza Rice on May 16, 2002.
Thomas Kean says, "There are people that, if I was doing the job, would certainly not be in the position they were in at that time because
they failed. They simply failed."
Kristen Breitweiser is one of four New Jersey widows who lobbied Congress and the president to appoint the commission.
"How is it possible we have a national security advisor coming out and saying we had no idea they could use planes as
weapons when we had FBI records from 1991 stating that this is a possibility"
The alleged capture of Saddam Hussein
The day before Senator Nelson released the news that the Bush administration lied to 75 senators about Iraq's weapons,
Saddam Hussein's capture was reported. The report on the capture took place 3 days before the September 11 Commission
placed blame on the Bush Administration. Since Monday, the corporate media is inundating the American public with
wall-to-wall coverage of the sudden "capture" of Saddam Hussein. Dominating the corporate media outlets, the story on
the capture of Saddam Hussein has all but drowned out what one would expect to headline every U.S. Newspaper and TV News
Predictably, CNN now reports
that Saddam Hussein's capture caused a "sharp spike in President Bush's approval ratings". According to the CNN/USA
Today, Gallup poll, Bush "... had a lead of more than 20 percentage points over Democratic front-runner Howard Dean in a
hypothetical matchup among registered voters."
Are these near-concurrent events purely coincidental? Perhaps. Perhaps not. To draw conclusions would be premature - and
lets face it - the world may never know. Do we have questions? Absolutely. Thomas Kean admitted the 9/11 Commission "has
more questions than answers". We do too! Our first question to every American is this:
"Do you believe your government is capable of lying to you about such important issues: The reasons for attacking Iraq,
The capture of Saddam Hussein and September 11, 2001?"
It's not an easy question for most Americans, but it's an important one all should at least consider. It is difficult
... and frightening ... to think that those leading our nation could be capable of such heinous behavior. The corporate
media and the government is fond of marginalizing persons who ask such questions as, "Conspiracy Theorists". But we have
no conspiracy theory. We only have questions. A healthy skepticism of those who are leading our country is the lifeblood
of our democracy.