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Editor's Note:

Chris Matthews did an excellent job in getting the CIA Deputy Director, Mike Morell, to admit that Bush and Cheney did not tell the truth to the American people about their decision to invade Iraq in 2003. They alleged that Iraq had links with Al-Qaeda and had weapons of mass destructions, which pose a threat to the U.S. both of which were false.

What Chris Matthew, though, did not (and does not dare to) pursue was why then the Bush administration invaded Iraq. The simple answer is that it was (and still is) all a Zionist-Israeli plan to destroy the Arab states one after the other, in order to enable Israel to stay as the regional super power, and ultimately to establish the Israeli empire from the Nile to Euphrates (From Egypt to Iraq).

Chris Matthews is not the only journalist who was silent during the preparation for the US invasion of Iraq and the subsequent US occupation and war, which has continued until today. Actually, American journalists, in general, behaved the same way political entrepreneurs (members of Congress) did. There was an almost complete support for the invasion and the war, just exactly as they do today in support of the continuous war to destroy the Middle East for the benefit of Israel.

Read here for an elaboration:

Creative Destruction: The Name of the Game in the Middle East 




CIA Deputy Director Agrees that Iraq Had No Links to Al-Qaeda, No Weapons of Mass Destructions, as Bush and Cheney Claimed

By Chris Matthews


Let Me Finish: Something that really matters


The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once noted that we are entitled to our own opinions but not our own facts.

The fact that came forth here last night was pure, clear, and stunning.


It’s that the leaders of our country, led by Vice President Dick Cheney, led this country – bugled it – into war on a claim that we now know to have been confected by Mr. Cheney himself.


It was Cheney who told us, the American people, that Saddam Hussein possessed nuclear weapons. It was he who sounded the bugle call to war, he who convinced the skeptics that we had no choice to invade, conquer and occupy a country that had neither nuclear weapons nor a role in 9/11.


How do we know this? We know it because the Deputy Director of the CIA, the man who briefed the White House on a daily basis about Iraq never once said that it possessed nuclear weapons. Never once! He made that clear here last night.




So the next time someone says that we made a mistake going into Iraq, please correct that person, say this: “Yes, some of us made the mistake of believing Dick Cheney and the rest. Some of us believed him when the vice president said Saddam possessed nuclear weapons. I guess we weren’t smart enough or suspicious enough to imagine that a top person like that would make something up to get us into a war.”


But the next time Dick Cheney or one of his crowd says going to Iraq was based on bad intelligence, say this: “I don’t believe a word you say. You took us into a war on evidence that didn’t exist, that no one ever said existed. Go away and stop doing damage to a country I love.”



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