Thursday, February 21, 2013

Recently Released Rumsfeld Document May Prove Iraq War Was Started Under False Pretenses Deliberately

Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense of the U...
Donald Rumsfeld
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Many have speculated that the George W. Bush administration picked a fight with Iraq under false pretenses knowingly. The big excuse for going in and overthrowing Saddam Hussein was that he was building "Weapons of Mass Destruction" and he was believed to have financed terrorism. Of course after the war, no WMD's were discovered, and those of us that supported Bush at the time were left with egg on our faces.

Now don't get me wrong, Saddam was a piece of crap dictator that murdered his own people. The world is better off without him. It's just the fact that the US has no right to go around starting wars under false pretenses.

Well it turns out that those who speculated that the Bush Administration knowingly started the war under false pretenses may have their proof in some recently leaked secret memos from former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

From MSNBC:
Declassified documents show that Bush administration officials wanted Saddam Hussein out of Iraq and were ready to start a war in order to achieve it. 
...Although the defense secretary had yet to be presented with any evidence linking the Iraqi leader to the World Trade Tower attacks, he was already considering whether the terrorist acts could be used as to justify a war on Iraq. 
By late November, Rumsfeld was meeting with Gen. Tommy Franks, Centcom commander, to plot the “decapitation” of the Iraqi government, according to the now declassified talking points agenda from the sessions (shown on television for the first time in the documentary). The talking points suggest that Rumsfeld and his team were grappling with a tricky issue: “How [to] start?” the war. In other words, what would the pretext be? Various scenarios were outlined: “US discovers Saddam connection to Sept. 11 attack or to anthrax attacks?” reads one of them. “Dispute over WMD inspections?” reads another. “Start now thinking about inspection demands.”
If you look at the documents at the MSNBC link above, they look pretty legit. Here is a screenshot from Infowars:

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What do you think about this? Does this change any preconceived notions you had about the previous administration? Does it reinforce opinions you already had? Do you think anything will happen to George W. Bush, Rumsfeld or anyone else in his cabinet over this legally? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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