Senate report on Bush war lies: Another cover-up of war crimes

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By Barry Grey
http://www.wsws.org
7 June 2008

The Senate Intelligence Committee report issued Thursday on the Bush administration’s use of phony intelligence in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq is yet another exercise in damage control, aimed at concealing the full scope of the criminal conspiracy to drag the American people into a war of aggression.

The 170-page report was released a full five years after the Senate committee began its investigation into prewar intelligence claims. While acknowledging the well-established fact that Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, then-National Security Adviser and current Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and other top aides knowingly misled American and world public opinion, it minimizes the scale of this deception and draws no conclusions about its implications for democratic rights in the United States.

The Senate report, endorsed by all eight Democrats on the committee and two Republicans, proposes no follow-up investigations or sanctions against Bush and company. Even before the Democrats took control of Congress following the Republican rout in the 2006 midterm elections, Democratic congressional leaders ruled out any effort to impeach Bush, Cheney, or any of the other officials involved in the war plot.

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see

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Bill Moyers Journal: The Media, Mcclellan And The War

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3 thoughts on “Senate report on Bush war lies: Another cover-up of war crimes

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  3. The primordial “political perception” of these killers, outlaws, and thieves –is the OIL. Their huge financial enrichment -is the purpose and truth of their Crimes. Hope they will be given enough oil to intensify the fire they’ll burn in Hell, in Eternity!

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