Thursday, August 14, 2008
I have long wondered if the desire to expose the truth about what actually happened in the lead up to the war in Iraq (for reasons ranging from simply setting the historical record straight all the way to actually prosecuting those responsible) will ever defeat the overwhelming desire to simply erase what happened and move on. Now that the Iraq war is one of the reasons why the US can't afford to take a meaningful stand against Russia apparent attempt at 1968 part II - the invasion of Georgia - not to mention a meaningful drain of the US budgetary resources with a whole parade of related consequences - there may be some appetite to examine its origins. And voilà! A new book by Ron Suskind "The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism" presents a case that the adminstration ordered the CIA to forge documentation proving a link between Iraq and al-Qaeda. For an interview with the author, check out yesterday's Democracy Now! edition here (also available as a podcast on iTunes - what I consider my daily dose of sanity in this otherwise insane world). What is more, almost surprisingly, the Senate and the House take up the issue, largely thanks to my pal, Dennis K. Stay tuned.