Cherry Picking Intelligence – Cheney insists Al Qaeda and Iraq Links

7 Apr

“The president may be wrong but he has acted in good faith…” – – Republican Senator Arlen Specter, March 15, 2006, New York Times, when Senate Democrats blocked votes on President George W. Bush’s eavesdropping program.

According to a BBC report, Cheney insists on a radio show that prior to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Administration has ample knowledge that al-Qaeda had network links with the former. This is despite the recent declassified Pentagon report which indicated otherwise.

With the invasion entering its fifth year, and increasing opposition from the Americans and the world in general; increasingly tired of the lies from the Bush’s Administration, it would be a matter of time before more “untruths” be exposed.

The ongoing Administration is suffering from a series of continuous political embarrasements. The recent resignation of a top aide to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, aide, Monica Goodling, who helped coordinate dismissals of eight United States attorneys, believed to be politically motivated, has prompted demands for Mr. Gonzales’s dismissal.

While Bush has asked for increased funding of more than $100 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan recently, and which was approved from Congress, the Senate has added a provision calling for most U.S. combat troops to withdraw from Iraq by end of March next year. The House has also demanded withdrawal by September 2008. Despite the pressure, Bush has vowed to veto any legislation that includes such deadlines.

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