Tuesday, June 14, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Memogate: More Documents Allege Fixing of Intel

The Downing Street Memo has reached the front page of the Washington Post. The papers are being assembled from leaks and many other sources as shown below that the war was fought on a fabricated false premise.
To make matters worse it becomes ever clearer that the US had no idea how to win the peace. It left the defense department in charge.
It may be they did not care at all about peace as long as they could militarily take control of the oil supply.

"As you know, the Downing Street Minutes said the Bush administration 'fixed' the intelligence around its policy of attacking Iraq. The British Briefing Papers lend further credence to this point.

British Knew Iraqi WMD Were Not a Threat: 'There is no greater threat now that [Saddam] will use WMD than there has been in recent years, so continuing containment is an option.' [Iraq: Options Paper]

Evidence Did Not Show Much Advance In Iraq's Weapons Programs: 'Even the best survey of Iraq's WMD programmes will not show much advance in recent years on [the] nuclear, missile or CW/BW fronts: the programmes are extremely worrying but have not, as far as we know, been stepped up.' [Ricketts Paper, 3/22/02]

Evidence Was Thin on Iraq/Al Qaeda Ties: 'US is scrambling to establish a link between Iraq and Al [Qaida] is so far frankly unconvincing.' [Ricketts Paper, 3/22/02]

'No Credible Evidence' On Iraq/Al Qaeda Link: 'There has been no credible evidence to link Iraq with UBL and Al Qaida.' [Straw Paper, 3/25/02]

Wolfowitz Knew Supposed Iraq/Al Qaeda Link Was Weak: Wolfowitz said that 'there might be doubt about the alleged meeting in Prague between Mohammed Atta, the lead hijacker on 9/11, and Iraqi intelligence (did we, he asked, know anything more about this meeting?).' [Meyer Paper, 3/18/02]

The full British Briefing Papers have been attached below. When reading them, keep in mind that these Papers were written approximately a full year before the invasion of Iraq. The Papers present a shockingly accurate forecast of what has transpired in the years since, and suggest the Bush administration chose to ignore the advice of our key ally when it came to dealing with Iraq.

British Iraq Options Paper
Manning Paper
Meyer Paper
Ricketts Paper
Straw Paper
British Legal Background Paper