Watching the recent developments and statements made by President Bush, it makes one question when impeaching Bush and Cheney become a matter of survival for our nation as opposed to an impeachment process where there wasn’t the urgency that presents itself in these newest revelations. We have known for some time that Cheney was in a battle with the intelligence community, and the White House actually refused to accept the NIE for almost a year. Now it seems that the President let his Freudian slip show when he contradicted himself on the time-line in regard when he received knowledge that Iran had suspended their nuclear arms program in 2003:
Scathing analysis of Bush having been caught lying about Iran’s nuclear program
Bush is holding a press conference at 10am Eastern. He scheduled it before the NIE leaked, showing that he lied to the American people, yet again, in order to start a war with Iran. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and look at what George Bush had to say about Iran, when he knew that they had already halted their nuclear program:
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Hmm. It actually seems that some reporters understand they’ve been had by Bush on Iran. Reuters headline: “Report contradicts Bush on Iran nuclear program.”
A new U.S. intelligence report says Iran halted its nuclear weapons program in 2003 and it remains on hold, contradicting the Bush administration’s earlier assertion that Tehran was intent on developing a bomb. MORE
It’s bad enough that he lied, but now that we know the truth, and we know he does too, instead of backing-off with as much finesse as possible, our “C Average President” is continuing his threats against Iran:
Bush continues threats against Iran
By Bill Van Auken
President Bush reiterated Wednesday that he will continue his provocative policy against Iran despite the release of a US intelligence report demonstrating that his administration deliberately and systematically lied to the American people and the world about Iran’s nuclear program.
“The Iranians have a strategic choice to make,” Bush declared after arriving in Omaha, Nebraska for a Republican fund-raising event. “They can come clean with the international community about the scope of their nuclear activities and fully accept the long-standing offer to suspend their enrichment program and come to the table and negotiate, or they can continue on a path of isolation.”
“The choice is up to the Iranian regime,” the US president added.
The National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) released Monday flatly contradicted the claims made in a similar document published two years earlier that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons. Instead, the latest NIE, which is the joint product of Washington’s 16 spy agencies, claimed that Iran had pursued a nuclear weapons program but shut it down four years ago. It also debunked the administration’s dire warnings about the imminent threat of an Iranian bomb, estimating that such a weapon could not be produced—even if Teheran were seeking to do so—before 2015. MUCH MORE- Advertisement -
In opposition to the NIE, the Neo-conservatives have come out of their lairs and condemned the Intelligence Community for “being too timid.” John Bolton, who recently declared he was not a Neo-conservative , seemed to lead the charge:
Neocons believe US intelligence community too timid after Iraq
Filed by David Edwards and Jason Rhyne