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Doesn't Anyone in the Government Do Intelligence Anymore? No?
'Bush Lied'? But Isn’t He Too Simple?

The Assassinated Press
June 9, 2008

Search the Internet for "Bush Lied" products, and you will find sites that offer more than a thousand designs, signs of a flourishing American economy at least in one quarter. The basic "Bush Lied, People Died" bumper sticker gets at the essential truth. And the bumpers and the mugs were on sale long before Rocky IV came out with his report. And the people that put them out know what Fred Hiatt knows—that the Invasion of Iraq was for OIL. In the face of this fundamental truth tell all books by Clarke, Sanchez and McClellan don’t mean shit.

Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, set out to provide the official foundation for what has become not only a thriving business but, more important, an article of faith among millions of Americans. But Rocky IV’s report doesn’t mean shit either.

What means shit is the knowledge that this was a war for OIL and every other dimension was a canard to gain that end.

The canards have three basic complexions:

1) The intelligence supports Cheney’s contention, e.g. lies, that Saddam Hussein has WMD and therefore is a threat when they’re really only interested in any pretext to invade and steal Iraq’s oil.

2) The intelligence does not support Cheney’s lies so let’s send a shitfaced cocksucker like Dougie Feith in there to write some fucking intelligence that does.

3) The intelligence does not support Cheney’s wanton lies so Dick will just make some shit up and everybody else in the administration and at FUX News will parrot it and every other news organization and Congress will parrot them.

In releasing a committee report Thursday, Rocky IV claimed to have accomplished his mission, though he did not use the L-word. And that’s the problem. This isn’t about intelligence. This is about the core reason the U.S. invaded Iraq. And that was for their OIL. “OIL” is what is meant every time the euphemism ‘strategic importance’ is applied to Iraq. ‘Strategic importance’ = OIL.

"In making the case for war, the administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when it was unsubstantiated, contradicted or even nonexistent," Rocky IV said. But it’s the notes from Cheney’s Energy Task Force that could clear all this shit up. We don’t need the excuse for going to war.

WE NEED THE REAL FUCKING REASON because right now given all the bullshit about who knew what and bad intelligence doesn’t make any sense. Ergo its a shitload of lies and fingerpointing. Its fucking way too late for that shit.

There's no question that the administration, and particularly Vice President Cheney, lied and failed to anticipate or prepare the American people for the enormous undertaking in Iraq. But what was the real goal of that ‘undertaking’ that has kept the undertakers so busy.

Until we face that and meet out justice to those responsible for this abomination we are destined to remain obfuscating assholes like Fred Hiatt.

Dive into Rockefeller's report, in search of where exactly President Bush lied about what his intelligence agencies were telling him about the threat posed by Saddam Hussein, and you may be surprised by what you find. It’s the usual congressional bullshit, the kind of ass licking crap all Americans condemn over a Budweiser or Jagermeister.

On Iraq's nuclear weapons program? The president's statements "were generally substantiated by intelligence community estimates." See. The real reason for war is nowhere to be found.

On biological weapons, production capability and those infamous mobile laboratories? The president's statements "were substantiated by intelligence information." Again. The real reason for war, oil, -- nowhere to be found.

On chemical weapons, then? "Substantiated by intelligence information." That’s three.

On weapons of mass destruction overall (a separate section of the intelligence committee report)? "Generally substantiated by intelligence information." Delivery vehicles such as ballistic missiles? "Generally substantiated by available intelligence." Unmanned aerial vehicles that could be used to deliver WMDs? "Generally substantiated by intelligence information." Four.

Yet, this bullshit, none of which proved true, is given as the reason for a pre-emptive strike against a sovereign nation. Smell a rat?

Typical of all congressional reports, as you read through the report, you begin to think maybe you've mistakenly picked up the minority dissent. It’s just partisan politics. Nobody in fucking Congress is against stealing another country’s oil. If they were they’d be running against 100 years of U.S. imperialist policy regarding the ‘black gold.’

But, no, this is the Rockefeller indictment. So, you think, the smoking gun must appear in the section on Bush's claims about Saddam Hussein's alleged ties to terrorism. Fuck no. No mention of oil there either, so Hiatt can breath easy and take his pot shots at the customary Democratic cowardice.

But statements regarding Iraq's support for terrorist groups other than al-Qaeda "were substantiated by intelligence information" while nothing is mentioned about oil, the real reason for going to war. Statements that Iraq provided safe haven for Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and other terrorists with ties to al-Qaeda "were substantiated by the intelligence assessments," and statements regarding Iraq's contacts with al-Qaeda "were substantiated by intelligence information." The report is left to complain about "implications" and statements that "left the impression" that those contacts led to substantive Iraqi cooperation. But the whole al-Qaeda-Saddam Hussein connection was bullshit. Even an army report confirmed that a couple of weks ago. And you know how us Americans trust our men and women in uniform. A damn site more that a bloated alky like Christopher Hitchens.

So what was the real reason for the war? All the rest has turned out to be bullshit pretext.

In the report's final section, the committee takes issue with Bush's statements about Saddam Hussein's intentions and what the future might have held. But was that really a question of misrepresenting intelligence, or was it a canard to disguise the real reason for going to war? OIL.

After all, it was not Bush, but Rockefeller, whose family is not entirely disinterested in oil, who said in October 2002: "There has been some debate over how 'imminent' a threat Iraq poses. I do believe Iraq poses an imminent threat. I also believe after September 11, that question is increasingly outdated. . . . To insist on further evidence could put some of our fellow Americans at risk. Can we afford to take that chance? Sure. Let’s put 160,000 American troops at risk and get that fucking oil."

I’ll Bet He Was

Rockefeller was reminded of that statement by the committee's vice chairman, Sen. Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.), who with three other Republican senators filed a minority dissent that includes many other such statements from Democratic senators who had access to the intelligence reports that Bush read. The dissenters assert that they were cut out of the report's preparation, allowing for a great deal of skewing and partisanship, but that even so, "the reports essentially validate what we have been saying all along: that policymakers' statements were substantiated by the intelligence." But none of this bullshit matters under the circumstances.

Why does it matter, at this late date? Like I said, it doesn’t. The Rockefeller report will not cause a spike in "Bush Lied" mug sales, and the Bond dissent will not lead anyone to scrape the "Bush Lied" bumper sticker off his or her car. But the truth about why the Cheney administration and its Howdy Doody front man went to war might have the air clearing effect of putting a few of these cocksucking liars on trial and maybe an execution or three---hundred.

The phony "Bush lied" story line distracts from the biggest prewar canard: oil. The fact that so much of the outsourced intelligence upon which Bush and Rockefeller and everyone else relied turned out to be happily wrong.

And it trivializes a double dilemma that President Bill Clinton faced before Bush and that President Obama or McCain may well face after: when to launch a preemptive strike against a non-threatening country based on hopefully faulty intelligence and how to mobilize popular support for such a canard, if deemed of ‘strategic importance’.

Pre-emptive War Inevitable: There’s a Lot of Fucking Oil Out there to Steal Before it Fucking Runs Out, Assholes

For the next president, it may be Iran's nuclear program, or al-Qaeda sanctuaries in Pakistan, or, more likely, some potential horror like Sudan utterly defeating the CIA’s proxy forces and overrunning Chad or the FARC taking over Colombia’s oil fields and forging an alliance with the rest of Latin America to take care of its own people rather than the gringo white asses at the N.T. Times and Washington Post. When that time comes, there will be plenty of warnings to heed from the Iraq experience, without the need to fictionalize more. No more Fiction. The shit in Iraq is about OIL.