AddÂ forgery to the list of Bush’s crimes
Yet another smoking gun that points the way to impeachment
Another smoking gun is not needed to proceed with the impeachment of George W. Bush.
But new evidence of criminal wrongdoing provided by Pulitzer-winning journalist Ron Suskind, is so explosive, that if true, impeachment and the criminal indictment of President Bush and other senior officials is required by U.S. and international law.
This story has become big news with major stories in the Washington Post, major television networks and elsewhere.
Due to pressure from hundreds of thousands of people who sent letters, made phone calls, lobbied, and demonstrated, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on July 25 that took up impeachment. More hearings are sure to come if we keep the pressure on.
It is up to every one of us to keep up the momentum. Impeachment and the indictment of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney are a requirement of the U.S. Constitution and international law.
Suskind, in his new book: The Way of the World, asserts that the Bush White House ordered the CIA to forge a letter from Saddam HusseinÂ’s Chief of Intelligence, Tahir Jalil Habbush, stating that alleged September 11 hijacker, Mohamed Atta, had received his training in Iraq.
The Bush White House and the CIA were getting secret, direct reports from SaddamÂ’s Chief of Intelligence in January 2003 that stated that Iraq had no nuclear weapons program since 1991. When the U.S. invasion started in March 2003, the Bush administration Â“resettledÂ” the Iraqi Intelligence Chief in Jordan and paid him $5 million dollars in what could be considered Â“hush money.Â”
After the Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame expose in July 2003, that proved that Bush and Cheney were trying to destroy those who were uncovering their lies about IraqÂ’s weapons of mass destruction and so-called links to the September 11 attacks, a new plot was hatched to cover-up BushÂ’s bold-faced lies.
Suskind explains the plot:
“In the fall of 2003, after the world learned there were no WMD Â— as Habbush had foretold Â— the White House ordered the CIA to carry out a deception. The mission: create a handwritten letter, dated July, 2001, from Habbush to Saddam saying that Atta trained in Iraq before the attacks and the Saddam was buying yellow cake for Niger with help from a Â“small team from the al Qaeda organization.Â”
“The mission was carried out, the letter was created, popped up in Baghdad, and roiled the global newcycles in December, 2003 (conning even venerable journalists with Tom Brokaw). The mission is a statutory violation of the charter of CIA, and amendments added in 1991, prohibiting CIA from conducting disinformation campaigns on U.S. soil.”
John W. Dean, who served as Richard NixonÂ’s White House Counsel, drew the connection on MSNBC between the new allegations and those that brought down Richard Nixon in 1974 just weeks after the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of Articles of Impeachment.
John W. Dean being interviewed by Keith Olberman stated:
“I donÂ‘t think people are looking at it too narrowly or Suskind is when I read his book.Â What happens when you tie that with a criminal conspiracy statute, 18 USC 371, which nailed countless people in Watergate for misusing the agencies and departments of governmentÂ—thatÂ‘s where theyÂ‘ve got a problem.
“ThatÂ‘s where Nixon had a problem for telling the CIA to block the FBI for part of the Watergate investigation.Â Yes, it was obstruction but it was also defrauding the government.Â This is their real problem with that statute. …Â “
We are moving forward with great energy. As we move toward impeachment and indictment we have to keep in our minds that one million Iraqis have lost their lives because of this war of aggression. Bush lied and lied and tens of thousands of young Americans were either killed or suffered life-changing injuries. More than $2 Trillion will have been spent on this criminal war and occupation while millions of Americans are foreclosed from their homes and canÂ’t pay for the gasoline necessary to drive themselves to work. We owe it to the people of this country and everywhere to make sure that impeachment and indictment is made into a reality. It can and will happen.