Daily Archives: March 14, 2008

Delusions of Faith and Politics

As the rule of one of the most damaging presidential administrations in the history of the United States begins to come to an end, and the president contemplates on the legacy he’ll leave behind — and grows a little more desperate to cover up blatantly illegal activities — the delusional misconceptions of an arguably certifiable never-elected president continue to grow.

Despite the fact that there never was a link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaida, or that almost 4,000 of our soldiers have been killed with scores more wounded and maimed, or that almost two million innocent Iraqi civilians have been slaughtered or displaced by an illegally started occupation, president Bush’s latest delusions involve defending war actions by citing faith and romanticizing fighting the war in Afghanistan. I don’t know when fascism became religion, nor do I have any idea how killing people and being shot at is romantic.

McClatchy news reported that after extensive review of more than 600,000 Iraqi documents captured after the U.S. invaded Iraq, it shows what has been known for some time — Saddam Hussein’s regime had no direct operational links with Osama bin Laden or Al Qaida — according to a Pentagon-sponsored study that was scheduled to be released this week.

But after realizing how politically damaging the report was, the Pentagon decided not to publish it online. You can order it directly from the Pentagon, but be warned that if you do, your information will be entered into a database for who knows what reason. It will not be emailed, only mailed on a CD. It appears the Pentagon has no desire to send it to reporters either, but a copy of the report (PDF) is available from ABC News.

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