Saturday, June 11, 2005

It gets worse

It gets worse, for all of the families who have had someone die in the Iraq War, and it gets worse for the people injured, and it gets worse for all of the people who have undergone life altering experiences because of the war--think National Guardsmen and women who have lost their homes because of mortgage payments that couldn't be made, etc. It gets worse because the invalid reasons for the war just became even more so.

It gets so much worse because now the Downing St. memo has accompanying information that shows that:

Ministers were told of need for Gulf war 'excuse' Michael Smith
MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.
The warning, in a leaked Cabinet Office briefing paper, said Tony Blair had already agreed to back military action to get rid of Saddam Hussein at a summit at the Texas ranch of President George W Bush three months earlier.

The briefing paper, for participants at a meeting of Blair’s inner circle on July 23, 2002, said that since regime change was illegal it was "necessary to create the conditions" which would make it legal.
This was required because, even if ministers decided Britain should not take part in an invasion, the American military would be using British bases. This would automatically make Britain complicit in any illegal US action.
..the rest HERE

a 19 year old from Idaho was blown up by an IED yesterday. 25 soldiers died in the past week in Iraq. How many Iraqis died? 11 were found yesterday, some with hands tied behind their backs. How many people all told have been killed, injured, displaced, lost all semblance of their daily lives?

Our worst nightmares have begun, with this administration. If you haven't yet signed John Conyer's letter, then you should tonight, right now.

It has garnered almost 500,000 sigs in two weeks. That is amazing. Sign or be complicit with the killings of innocent individuals for the satisfaction of corporate greed. American tax dollars have already paid out billions of dollars for this war. WE have WORKED hard for this corporate war. Our tax dollars, taken from our paychecks, support it. Maybe they can take our money, but they can't take our conscience. Unless we let them.

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