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Where have all the WMD's gone?

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Now that we've come full-circle in Iraq to learn that the weapons of mass destruction don't exist, we're left asking a number of questions like: "Where have all the WMD's gone?" or "Were there any to begin with?" I recall reading Hans Blix saying that his team could not find these elusive WMD's that our Government just knew Saddam Hussein had hidden somewhere in his country. President Bush, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, and Condoleezza Rice (to name a few) kept drumming into our heads that these weapons would be found. We just needed to remove Hussein to get to them... so we did. Guess what? Mr. Blix was right.

So, we American Taxpayers are stuck with an enormous war bill (a war that isn't even finished yet) to pay for and the very reason many Americans used to justify the war was a big, fat lie! There were no WMD's. There never was. If you listen to alternative news (roughly translates to: "news not answerable to it's advertiser's dollars") you quickly learn that the war was mostly a pet project of the neocon crowd. Unfortunately, they couldn't finance the war on their own, so they wiggled into positions of power, and then waited for the next "new pearl harbor" event to unleash their plan on us. And we fell for it, hook, line, and sinker!

What do we do now? We've decimated an entire country, killed tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis, and stirred up a hornets nest of animosity towards the U.S. Hell, we've manufactured more "Terrorists" than there were before we started. We, as American citizens, have even less liberty now than when we started. We get to endure the "Federal Feel-Up" and other outrageous acts by the TSA when we try to board airplanes. We see that we are going to have a National ID rammed down our throats, and that National ID will be tied to a myriad of databases (federally accessible) to keep track of our every move. Any time you swipe your card to purchase gas, groceries, or whatever, they'll know where you're at - real time! They don't need road blocks to keep track of you, they just need to peek over you shoulder every time you use your card. I'll stop there and save that topic for another article.

Back to our disappearing WMD's, I pose this question: Do you suppose this is why the Founding Father's said that the power to declare war was granted to the Congress, and not to the Executive or Judicial branches of government? They new that you would end up with an oligarchy thrusting the country into needless wars if the power to wage such wars were held by too few people. It's a serious topic that needs to be discussed by all the people before rushing into it. Now that the dust has settled, everyday people are looking back at the events surrounding the propagandizing and push to war. They are now realizing that there was no need for this Iraq war. They are coming face-to-face with the thought that they were "tricked" into going to war. How do you go to the families of our fallen soldiers and say, "Sorry, we made a mistake. His/Her death was unjustified -- and unconstitutional." If I was one of those family members and heard that there were never any WMD's, I'd be out for blood.

But, accountability is not the name of the game in Washington, D.C. No one is really ever held to the fire for such horrendous blunders. In this case, one could very easily show pre-existing neocon motivation for waging this war. All you have to do is spend a couple hours reading the hundreds of thousands of documents showing these facts. Heck they tell you themselves. Go to and look around. Definitely, you'll want to read the letter dated January 26, 1998 that was sent to then-President Bill Clinton (located at pushing for "the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power." Pay close attention to the signer's of this letter. Recognize any of those names? I wonder what they've been up to in the last, say four years?

Here's my prediction for the closing of this chapter in our American history. Nothing will happen to anyone responsible for this crime against humanity. It will just quietly disappear off our collective radar screens. The mass-media will report less and less about the war. It will soon be covered about as much as Afghanistan is covered today. (There's another fiasco to put in our war resumé! It's a great place to go, if you want to purchase opium!) The Iraq war and the search for WMD's turned into a big mess. What really is the coming tragedy is that the American public will demand nothing be done of the perpetrators of this crime. No one will be held accountable. To be frank, I don't even think most Americans understand that it is their responsibility (in our form of government) to demand that those persons be held accountable. If we do nothing and we demand nothing, we will get just that, nothing! Government won't police itself.

In the coming months and years, as you feel your rights being stripped away from you, as you watch that funny money in your pocket buy less and less, and you see political upheaval in this country and around the world, just remember that unless you and I stop doing whatever it is that we've been doing for these last umpteen years and take control of our government, by force if necessary, we will become victims of it. Remember the warning George Washington left us with. It is just as relevant today as it was then: "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master; Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action."


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