Monday, March 27, 2006

Hell bent for war no matter what.

A previously secret memo from within the Blair government shows that Bush was hell bent on war regardless of the facts. The memo, written by Blair's top foreign policy adviser, according to The New York Times, said Bush "was determined to invade Iraq" regardless of whether or not weapons inspectors found anything amiss.

The memo shows that Bush was convinced of a quick victory followed by a transitional government that would be a cake walk compared to the reality. Bush also said it was "unlikely there would be internecine warfare between the different regions and ethic groups." The Times writes: "The memo also shows that the president and the prime minister acknowledged that no unconventional weapons had been found inside Iraq. Faced with the possibility of not finding any before the planned invasion, Mr. Bush talked about several ways to provoke a confrontation, including a proposal to paint a United States surveillance plane in the colors of the United Nations in hopes of drawing fire, or assassinating Mr. Hussein."

Maybe I am misreading this but it seems to be saying that George Bush had determined he would go to war even if nothing justified it and even if he had to manufacture an incident to justify it. The more you know about Bush the more he looks like FDR.

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