White House Directed Forgeries to Support Case for Iraq War-Can We Impeach Bush NOW? Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

White House Directed Forgeries to Support Case for Iraq War-Can We Impeach Bush NOW?
 


11 August 2008 at 3:08:57 PM
salon

I mean, what do the crooks in charge have to do to be held accountable?

Ron Suskind is a heavyweight: a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and the author of a well-regarded book on the administration’s security policies, The One Per Cent Doctrine. His new book, The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism, which was published last week, contains the extraordinary new charge. It says that late in 2003 the White House ordered the Central Intelligence Agency to forge a memo dated July 2001 from Tahir Jalil Habbush, Saddam Hussein’s intelligence chief, to Saddam himself, affirming that Mohammed Atta, the September 11 2001 bomber, had contacts with the regime and that Iraq had an ongoing weapons of mass destruction programme.

This document has long been known about. It was splashed in the British press in December 2003, when The Sunday Telegraph reported on it. That story briefly entertained the possibility that the memo was phoney but insisted it was well vouched for by Iraqi sources. Reports in the US subsequently cast further doubt on it and the memo came to be seen as a fake. But up to now there has been no supported allegation from a reputable author that the White House and the CIA were behind it. That is what Mr Suskind alleges.

He says he has two senior CIA agents on tape confirming the story. They are now denying it. George Tenet, then head of the CIA, has denied the story as well: “There was no such order from the White House to me nor, to the best of my knowledge, was anyone from the CIA ever involved in any such effort.” The White House has denied it too, in effect: “The idea that the White House had anything to do with a forged letter purportedly from Habbush to Saddam is absurd.” But parts of the White House statement seemed, to me at any rate, a little hesitant and evasive....

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Most Americans divide into two camps: those who believe that the Bush White House cannot speak without lying, and who thus regard this new charge as no surprise; and those who are contemptuous of the administration’s critics and stopped listening way back. Yes, but still: an order not merely to spin evidence, or suppress evidence, but to manufacture it tout court?


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