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Hugh Kaufman (senior policy analyst with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response) is an old pal and a primary source of information for years. He just sent me a series of emails and has given me permission to share them with you. I've added a few things of my own to his collection.

And while we're at it, please take a look at Rachel Maddow's documentary "Hubris" (based on the book by David Corn and Michael Isikoff) at this link. It's an exposé of how the Bush administration snookered this country into a fraudulent war on a sovereign country that never invaded us. BushCo saw an opportunity and took it, and took us.

Ten years later...

The Obama administration and many Congress members inexplicably still want to “look forward, as opposed to looking backwards” instead of investigating and eventually prosecuting those who might have broken the law.

Ten years later...

Does prevarication pay? Did anyone apologize for prevaricating? Remember this bogus New York Times story that Saddam Hussein was gonna build nuclear weapons to bomb us with? Which helped lead to the Iraq War 10 years ago.

One of the reporters who wrote the bogus story is still at the New York Times, and the other is now at Fox News.

Meanwhile, the taxpayers are out $3 trillion, and hundreds of thousands are dead.

THREATS AND RESPONSES: THE IRAQIS; U.S. SAYS HUSSEIN INTENSIFIES QUEST FOR A-BOMB PARTS:

More than a decade after Saddam Hussein agreed to give up weapons of mass destruction, Iraq has stepped up its quest for nuclear weapons and has embarked on a worldwide hunt for materials to make an atomic bomb...

Ten years later...

Donald Rumsfeld says thank you for helping burn $3 trillion and the killing of hundreds of thousands based on his WMD lies.  (Why isn't he in jail?)

tweet donald rumsfeld iraq war ten years laterI wonder how liberated the dead Iraqis feel.

Ten years later...

Why aren't any media, except CNN, even mentioning that the Iraq War was to help the Big Oil Companies take over Iraq's Nationalized Oil?

Even, former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan said, writing in his memoir:

"I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq war is largely about oil."

When shows are sponsored by BP, all that honest silly talk about corporate profits from Iraqi oil pretty much disappears.

Ten years later...

Why the Iraq War was fought for Big Oil...

Follow the money.

Before the 2003 invasion, Iraq's domestic oil industry was fully nationalized and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of war later, it is largely privatized and utterly dominated by foreign firms. From ExxonMobil and Chevron to BP and Shell, the West's largest oil companies have set up shop in Iraq. So have a slew of American oil service companies, including Halliburton...

Also, check out this article at the Nation about the money scam, that was the Iraq War, Why the Invasion of Iraq Was the Single Worst Foreign Policy Decision in American History:

By 2009, of course, it should all have been so obvious. We were no longer inside the neocon dream of unrivaled global superpowerdom, just mired in what happened to it. We were a chicken factory in the desert that no one wanted. [...]

In the bigger picture, the world is also a far more dangerous place than it was in 2003. Indeed, for the State Department, which sent me to Iraq to witness the follies of empire, the world has become ever more daunting. In 2003, at that infamous “mission accomplished” moment, only Afghanistan was on the list of overseas embassies that were considered “extreme danger posts.” Soon enough, however, Iraq and Pakistan were added. Today, Yemen and Libya, once boring but secure outposts for State’s officials, now fall into the same category. [...]

And so, happy tenth anniversary, Iraq War! A decade after the invasion, a chaotic and unstable Middle East is the unfinished legacy of our invasion. I guess the joke is on us after all, though no one is laughing.

Ten years later...

Why aren't these folks in jail, instead of being comfortable multimillionaires?

And finally, please link over to VIDEO- Osama bin Laden Watch: The so-called “vigilance” of George W. Bush.

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VIDEO-- Hubris: Selling the Iraq War. BushCo saw an opportunity and took it, and took us.

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If you missed this exposé of how the Bush administration snookered this country into a fraudulent war on a sovereign country that never invaded us, then here's your chance. Please take a look and share widely.

Sadly, the Obama administration and many Congress members want to "look forward, as opposed to looking backwards" instead of investigating and eventually prosecuting those who might have broken the law:

Here are a few excerpts from the text:

By the end of 2002, the U.S military is headed to the Gulf. Congress is on board, as are British Prime Minister Tony Blair and most of the mainstream media. The stage is set for war. [...]

We were moving along the path of getting a good inspection going that would probably come to fruition one way or the other, but once you start military forces flowing to the extent that we did for Iraq, it's hard to pull them back.

As the inevitable moves closer, President Bush reargues the case and ups the ante with 16 infamous words in a state of the union address: "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

That would be yellowcake, again. But by referring to a six-month-old British white paper, the president does an end-run around a claim discredited by his own intelligence service.

It wasn't a matter of lying about this or lying about that, but rather through the artistry of speech writers and case presenters, conveying an impression to the American people that certain things were true.

It's a real sleight of hand. And I think it's kind to call that disingenuous.

He walked into my office with a sheaf of papers in my hand and he threw them down on the desk and said that's the script of my presentation at the United Nations. it came from the vice president's office. It was junk. It was pure junk. I was in charge of putting it together. [...]

On February 5th, 2003, the moment of truth arrives. The 4,701st meeting of the Security Council is called to order.

The world witnesses Colin Powell deliver the ultimate argument for war against Iraq. [...]

As he is talking about this and showing vials of white powder and so forth, I turned to a woman next to me who had followed this whole case of Curveball much more closely than I, I said, "What the hell is going on?" And my colleague said, "I don't know. I don't know what is going on. What is this?"

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John Boehner to Harry Reid: "Go F--- Yourself"

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here we still are 2013

Hey kids! Remember this?

Those were the good old days, weren't they? When a vice president swore in the worst and most insulting way using the worst and most insulting word right there on the Senate floor! Aimed directly at a Democratic U.S. Senator. Wowzers, glad that never happened again!

I spoke too soon.

Via Politico has a thing or two to say about why the Do Nothing Congress is in the insane state of incivility and gridlock they're clearly in:

House Speaker John Boehner couldn’t hold back when he spotted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the White House lobby last Friday.

It was only a few days before the nation would go over the fiscal cliff, no bipartisan agreement was in sight, and Reid had just publicly accused Boehner of running a “dictatorship” in the House and caring more about holding onto his gavel than striking a deal.

Go f— yourself,” Boehner sniped as he pointed his finger at Reid, according to multiple sources present.

Reid, a bit startled, replied: “What are you talking about?

Boehner repeated: “Go f— yourself.

The Party of Family Values strikes again.

What a Boehner

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Fox's Megyn Kelly tweets about beaten woman: "She deserves it... Could he be right?"

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My buddy drdigipol posted a Twitpic of a Megyn Kelly tweet (see below) in his own tweet:

ON THE RECORD: JPG of @megynkelly's horrid tweet on a beaten woman: http://twitpic.com/47jocs #internationalwomensday #fem2

Here's one more tweet from Center for American Progress Action Fund:

@CAPAction: HORRID: Wretched 2 even pose this question on #InternationalWomensDay @megynkelly. SHAME ON YOU! http://cap.af/ev18lD #p2 #fem2 #npr pls RT

Just thought I'd share it so you can see for yourself:

I'm sure ClusterFox's little darling would love to hear from you on this International Women's Day. She does claim to be a woman, after all, although to my knowledge, most women have hearts.

Added: Of course, MSNBC suspended Keith Olbermann over a political donation. Fox will most likely justify this on behalf of their news model.

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Poll-itics: Obama Rated Higher on National Security

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By GottaLaff

Eat your words, Dickless McHeartStent:

Greg Sargent flags a new Democracy Corps poll that shows President Obama is actually rated better than former President Bush on national security and the handling of terror suspects -- despite former Vice President Cheney's steady drumbeat that "by undoing Bush policies, Obama has made us less safe."

File this under "Neener Nanner".

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Guess who Pioneered Miranda Attack On Obama? Cheney & Ridge

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By GottaLaff

It always starts with you-know-who:

It turns out that the criticism surrounding the decision to read Miranda rights to the attempted Christmas bombing suspect didn't originally come from any office-holding Republican.

Rather, it was pioneered by Tom Ridge and Dick Cheney in the days after Christmas, and only later picked up by members of Congress like Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI) and Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO).

For a tick-tock, go here. These snakes stayed true to form.

Yes, Dickless McHeartStent strikes again... and his little dog, too!

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H/t: Gr8RDH

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The Brainwashing of America: Special Comment by my 72-year-old friend

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By GottaLaff

My very caring, impassioned 72-year-old Twitter pal, who goes by the name 42bkdodgr, would like to share his feelings about the propaganda and lies being spread about BushCo v. the Obama administration as it pertains to the so-called "War on Terrorism". I am more than happy to oblige.

But first, a personal note from 42bkdodgr:

Many of you may wonder why I chose to use the “ 72 year old friend” as the introduction to my Special Comments. I selected the moniker so readers could see that from my age and life experiences I give a different perspective to the issues of today.

Now for his Special Comment:

The Brainwashing of America

For the last year or so we have been bombarded by the likes of Peggy Noonan, Dick Cheney, Ron Christie, Rudy Giuliani, Ari Fleischer and many other prominent Republicans saying “ Bush kept us safe”.

Hearing that statement being made so many times I began to believe, the Bush/Cheney administration began on September 12, 2001 and the country had no President for the first eight months of the year. I guess subsequent events like the anthrax attack and the shoe bomber attempt to blow up an airplane aren’t dates you will find in a Republicans calendar.

But now the Republicans have started a more insidious program.

In the past couple of weeks we have read, heard and/or seen Republican strategist Mary Matalin, former Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino, Congressman Kevin McCarthy, and again Rudy Giuliani say that 9/11 didn’t happen under President Bush’s watch.

--Mary Matalin on CNN said “I was there, we inherited a recession from President Clinton, and we inherited the most tragic attack on our own soil in our nation’s history”

--Dana Perino FOX News analyst said "we did not have a terrorist attack on our country during President Bush’s term”

--Congressman McCarthy on Hardball said “the 9/11 attack, I think it was a built up problem that you saw didn’t have the intelligence. And I think, to build an intelligence, you have to go much further back to find it was a lack thereof.”

In effect Congressman McCarthy is blaming the Clinton Administration for the 9/11 attack. He seems to forget the August 6, 2001 President’s Daily Briefing, that Bin Laden was determined to strike the U.S., or the warning given by counterterrorism coordinator Richard Clarke about an al-Qaeda threat.

--Rudy Giuliani on Good Morning America said “we had no domestic attacks under Bush. We had one under Obama.”

In some cases, the person making these inaccurate statements was challenged by the interviewer about their remarks, while others just let it slip by.

I don’t think it's any coincidence that well-known Republicans are making these outlandish statements. I believe this is a concerted effort by Republicans to brainwash the American people, and so far the main stream media (MSM) has yet to connect the dots as to what is going on.

The Republican Party is trying its best to rewrite history and have the American people believe the 9/11 terrorist attack was a non-existent event during the Bush Administration. Are we living in an Alice in Wonderland world?

It is the responsibility of the MSM to rebuke any Republican or political commentator who makes either remark, and if they don’t, then it's our responsibility as citizens to make the MSM own up to their responsibilities.

The reason I say we and the media have this responsibility is because we don’t want the propaganda theory of ‘if you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually become to believe it‘ (Joseph Goebbels) to become a reality.

Many thanks again for another interesting, relevant piece, 42bkdodgr. You often say what many of us are thinking and feeling, and we thank you for your unique perspective.

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