At the VERY LEAST, Bush allowed 9/11 to happen. But the evidence indicates his guilt involves more than just a huge sin of omission – this now seems certain. So it is ulcer-forming to watch him, Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and their PR army try to sell America yet another Big Lie - that they had no idea such a thing as 9/11 could happen... they could never have imagined it in their wildest dreams... they had no specific warnings... there was nothing unusual about the summer 2001 warnings, etc. etc. ad nauseum. In a three-part series, we present material that clearly shows that the above litany is blatantly, arrogantly false. In part one, we hold a preliminary "hearing" in the "Court of Common Sense"...
SMOKING GUN: The Evidence that May Hang G. W. Bush
Part I: The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense
By Cheryl Seal
At the VERY LEAST, Bush allowed 9/11 to happen. But the evidence indicates his guilt involves more than just a huge sin of omission – this now seems certain. So it is ulcer-forming to watch him, Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and their PR army try to sell America yet another Big Lie - that they had no idea such a thing as 9/11 could happen... they could never have imagined it in their wildest dreams... they had no specific warnings... there was nothing unusual about the summer 2001 warnings, etc. etc. ad nauseum. I have compiled some material that clearly shows that the above litany is blatantly, arrogantly false. But first, let's hold a preliminary hearing in the "Court of Common Sense."
To see through a wall of propaganda and determine what's really going on, one must tune out the spin completely and take a good, objective look at what has been DONE and what the parties involved have to GAIN by their actions. Let's take a look at the well documented facts:
First, when Bush, Rice and the other top Reichmeisters discarded the warning on August 6, Bush's approval ratings had sunk to just 49% - this is the red zone for a president. Ask any political expert or presidential historian: Hit 45%, and impeachment may soon loom on the horizon.
Second, Bush's actions throughout his entire life show a clear and consistent pattern: without exception, he has always chosen the path that will benefit himself and his corporate friends the most and will do so in the face of even the most outraged criticism.
Third, the stolen election of 2000 proves that Bush was willing to participate in a very daring, very large scale crime in pursuit of power.
Fourth, Bush's father's approval ratings went from shaky to astronomical within a month of declaring war on an "evil terrorist" leader back in 1991 This lesson could hardly have been lost on Bush, Jr.: Start a war and the emotions of the public can be whipped up to a point that will push presidential approval ratings way, way up.
So, given the above facts as "evidence," what do you imagine a self-serving man who has faced no serious opposition from Congress, the press, or the American public would be likely to do? A bookie would most certainly lay odds that Bush would stand aside and allow an event like 9/11 to happen.
Another action that must be considered in the cold hard light of day is Bush's behavior after 9/11. He seized upon national fears, worked at intensifying them, and immediately, without waiting for Congress or serious discussions with other nations, called for an attack on Afghanistan and a global war on terrorism. At the same time, he worked through John Ashcroft with stunning swiftness to dismantle civil liberties. These are not the actions of a leader who wants to keep his nation calm, reassured, and standing tall in its principles in the wake of tragedy. It is the actions of an opportunist who knows, from watching his father's presidency, that the window of opportunity for consolidating his power will be narrow: Bush Sr.'s approval rating high lasted only a few months).
Last, why would Bush admit to having been warned about 9/11 in the first place? In the corporate and political world, this admission is a strategy that has been used over and over by creeps who are guilty of huge crimes and know the heat is on. By confessing to a lesser charge, they try to draw the heat away from the main, more dangerous issue. Ken Lay, the head of Anderson, and every criminal who has ever copped or tried to cop a plea bargain have used this ploy. If Bush were innocent of any complicity in 9/11, why should he make ANY statement? It is always the guilty who feel the need to make statements: "I am not a crook!" "I never had sex with that woman!" Or how about that row of tobacco industry CEO's who all swore that none of them knew their product was harmful or addictive?
So, based on the evidence, I would say we have a phony president who is as guilty as hell and knows that someone has the goods on him and is breathing down his neck. He is gambling that by making a preemptive strike while he still has control of the media, he can spin a protective wall around himself. Thus we have Dick Cheney appearing on 5/19 on Meet the Press, being "interviewed" about the 9/11 flap by his friend and neighbor Russert. Yep, that's right - both interviewer and interviewee live in the feudally exclusive Kalorama suburb of D.C., where houses START at around $1 million. In fact, on the same program, Russert had the arrogance to even mention how he'd seen his buddy out taking the air on his new "It" scooter. How cozy! And this is what is being served to America in the name of a free and honest press. Ya got a problem? Just pick a pal in the press corps and tell him what questions you want him/her to ask you so you can spin them in just the way you want.
Russert asked Cheney how he responded to charges that the information existed in several reports that showed that a WTC-type attack was a possibility. Cheney responded - incredibly! - that reading all those reports weren't his concern. There's just too darn many of them. Russert let this ridiculous response go totally unchallenged and unqualified.
Here are the Qs that are missing - the Qs a real journalist would have asked: "So then, Mr. Cheney, just what is your criteria for a report that is important enough for you to read? How do you prioritize what you read or what those under you are directed to call to your attention? What reports on this matter DID you read?"
It seems an insult to America's intelligence that such questions are not being asked. It's like a grand jury who refuses to ask a murder suspect questions like "Where were you on the night of such and such? What was your relationship to the victim?" but instead says, "Well, we heard from the police that someone thinks you may have killed someone. Go ahead and explain yourself. Don't worry - we won't interrupt you or ask you any uncomfortable questions. And by the way - your good pal who lives down the block volunteered to serve as jury foreman!"
Here's one last FACT to consider. The GOP spent $40 million to pursue an ultimately meritless case against Clinton that involved diddling an intern and some questionable real estate deals. Since Bush took office, not one dime has been spent by Congress to investigate Cheney and his secret energy dealings, Bush's stolen election, Tom Delay's boiler room scams that have bilked doctors out of millions, the mysterious wild trading of American and United Airlines stock the week before 9/11, or any of the other crimes that were far more serious than Clinton's alleged offenses. Meanwhile, the GOP - so eager to spend millions to investigate an office romance - has worked overtime to block the initiation of any serious investigation into the biggest crime to have ever been perpetrated on American soil that claimed nearly 3,000 lives.
WAKE UP AMERICA!!
STAY TUNED FOR PART II: "VAGUE WARNING"...or Blueprint for Disaster?