Scott Ritter appeared on C-Span on Aug. 1, 2002, seven months before the Iraq invasion, to argue Iraq was no threat to the U.S. and that the Bush administration needed to prove it before taking the country to war.
Tag: Donald Rumsfeld
Never Having to Say You’re Sorry
Karen J. Greenberg says the past two decades have seen no accountability for the lawless U.S. policies of the war on terror.
9/11: 20 Years Of Phony Tears
Wars were planned, writes Caitlin Johnstone. And the public was psychologically brutalized into accepting them.
RAY McGOVERN: Why Michael Morell Cannot Be CIA Director
Gross manipulation of CIA analysis under George W. Bush pushed a new generation of “yes men” into the agency’s top ranks and now one of them is being considered by Joe Biden for the top job, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray…
It’s Time for the US to Face Up to Its War Crimes
Australia had to reveal heinous crimes its troops committed in Afghanistan, even after it prosecuted a whistleblower and raided a TV station. It’s time for the U.S. to launch serious investigations of its own conduct in war, writes Joe Lauria.
RAY McGOVERN: What Scowcroft Failed to Do
Brent Scowcroft badly served his friend George H. W. Bush on Iraq by not doing all he could to stop Bush’s son from committing a war of aggression, writes Ray McGovern, who used to brief H.W.
VIPS MEMO: To Nancy Pelosi — Did Russia Hack the DNC Emails?
The lack of detail demanded by Pelosi may simply mean the absence of credible evidence of Russian interference as well as the absence of Clapperesque officials to conjure it up.
Afghanistan: ‘Thank Allah We’re Out of That Quagmire’
The U.S. has been in deep denial. The war is over, it has been for a long time, and the U.S. lost, for all intents and purposes, writes Danny Sjursen.
The Bushes: Fathers and Sons ( With Apologies to Turgenev)
In a story worthy of the great Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, in the Bushes’ case the sins of the son were visited upon the father, who neglected an opportunity to stop them from happening, as Ray McGovern explains.
Former DNI James Clapper had his own words read back to him by Ray McGovern, exposing his role in justifying the Iraq invasion based on fraudulent intelligence.