the highest crimes and misdemeaners

Sue Coe, "What a Golden Beak! (They Want War)" (1999)

The White House lied in order to get its war. More evidence has just emerged, and from one of its own.

As usual, it's not an embarassment for Bush, who is beyond shame [the idiot thought he could be president, for chrissakes!], but for all Americans who ever lived or will yet live.

A former U.S. ambassador, who was hired by the CIA to investigate reports that Saddam Hussein bought uranium from Niger, has gone public with his anger that his findings discrediting the reports were ignored by the Bush.

Joseph C. Wilson IV, who was ambassador to Gabon from '92 to '95, traveled to Niger at the request of the CIA in February 2002, and found no evidence that any uranium sale had taken place.

Nonetheless, the White House cited Iraq's alleged purchase of uranium as evidence that Saddam was pursuing nuclear weapons - one of President Bush's justifications for toppling the brutal Iraqi dictator. The uranium-sale accusation turned out to have been based on a forged document.

"If they'll lie about things like this, there's no telling what else they'll lie about," Wilson, who is now an international business consultant, told The Post from his Washington home. Wilson first aired his frustrations in an Op-Ed piece in today's New York Times.

[It's interesting that there's a news story on the Post site, but no news story in the NYTimes.]

The ambassador's statement ends with the somber words of a moderate man.

America's foreign policy depends on the sanctity of its information. For this reason, questioning the selective use of intelligence to justify the war in Iraq is neither idle sniping nor "revisionist history," as Mr. Bush has suggested. The act of war is the last option of a democracy, taken when there is a grave threat to our national security. More than 200 American soldiers have lost their lives in Iraq already. We have a duty to ensure that their sacrifice came for the right reasons.
But solid evidence for Bush's mendacity is already all over the place. There has never been a president guilty of higher crimes and misdemeaners, more worthy of impeachment and removal from office, and yet we know it will never happen.

How did we get to this?

Sue Coe, "They Cut Off Their Hands So They Couldn't Vote" (2000)

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Published on July 6, 2003 3:09 PM.

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