Thursday, January 24, 2008

What more do Americans need to demand impeachment?

Years ago, months before the illegal and calamitous invasion of Iraq, Wilson's Almanac opposed that impending folly. We made a big deal of it, because we saw disaster staring Iraq and the USA in the face. Almost overnight, our fast-growing readership (our ezine was doubling in circulation every 70 days) went into freefall. Opposing Bush's torture policies didn't help our circulation either, nor did our our opposition to Guantanamo and the US's new attack on human rights.

In those days, and in the months following, to oppose Bush's insanity was a recipe for exclusion, and certainly not good for ezine circulation. I never really met more than one or two people in favour of the invasion, but it was apparent that many of my American readers did support it, for some unknown reason. We paid the price -- but we invite our dear departed readers back. Some have written to apologize for dissing us, and one such US reader even went from actively, publicly and vehemently opposing our stance, to campaigning in opposition to Shrub's new Vietnam and in favour of peace. It's very heartening!

Before this unjust war, we published Myths of the War on Terrorism and Iraq -- it has been read by thousands and even translated into another language, but still we didn't persuade many that their governments were lying to them. Although that was plainly the case.

So, it's good to see that now, when virtually everyone knows that the White House and 10 Downing Street lied to get us embroiled in a senseless war, even conservative TIME magazine will publish something like this. Now, with more than a million dead in Iraq, why are Bush & Co not yet impeached? It staggers the imagination and, frankly, lowers our estimation of our American cousins, who we have so long admired and defended.

Orchestrated campaign
"President George W. Bush and seven of his administration's top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses."
Center for Public Integrity (emphasis mine)

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1 Comments:

Blogger Lady Broadoak said...

Glad you wrote this!

I didn't know about your book.

I take your blog daily off feedburner.

Come and check out my blog and if you like it, please link up!

We are DEFINITELY on the same page and I really enjoy your posts.

Yes, I lost many American friends and readers over the war issue - and I'm still ahead of the curve and not a real delight to many of those who just do not want to do anything to end the war nor pursue impeachment - which is a MUST.

Check out my impeachment and war crimes swicki . you could add it! I have to figure out how to get your blog on it.

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Virginia
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