samedi 8 mars 2008

Do you recall? .... من أقوالهم يـُدانون ... في الإعادة إفادة

The "Dirty Dozen" are listed as the top 12 Neocons in America: Irving Kristol, Norman Podhoretz, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Scooter Libby, John Bolton, Eliot Abrams, Robert Kagan, Michael Ledeen, William Kristol, Frank Gaffney Jr.

Do you recall? .... من أقوالهم يـُدانون ... في الإعادة إفادة
Imad Khadduri, Free Iraq
March 7, 2008

"Is it possible to convict a group of people of the highest possible crime simply by editing together public statements that they made while planning it?
If so, the best attempt at doing so that I imagine I'll ever see is found in a new 72-minute film available for viewing free online or by purchasing a DVD at

"Leading to War" begins and ends with a very few words of text on the screen. The rest is almost entirely clips of public statements at rallies, in television interviews, and at press conferences, statements made by Bush, Cheney, Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld, Blair, Wolfowitz, and the rest of the gang between September 11, 2001, and March 19, 2003. There is some little-known footage included, and the sequence of the clips tells a coherent and compelling story.
Just by watching this film, we are reminded or informed that:
--Iraq told the world truthfully in 2002 and 2003 that it had no WMDs,
--the world was broadly opposed to a U.S. attack on Iraq,
--Iraq was willing to sit down and talk, but the United States was not,--Cheney didn't want inspectors in Iraq,
--Cheney and his cronies predicted joyful throngs greeting "liberators",
--Scott Ritter rejected the WMD lies and made it onto television doing so,
--Bush pushed the British claim that Iraq could attack us within 45 minutes,
--Bush told us Iraq could attack us with unmanned aerial vehicles,
--all of these people made their assertions about WMDs repeatedly and with absolute certainty,
--Bush and Rice said we risked waking up to a "mushroom cloud" if we didn't attack Iraq,
--Iraq cooperated with inspectors,
--most nations of the world and huge crowds of people around the world opposed an attack on Iraq,
--Rumsfeld swore the whole thing would cost under $50 billion,
--Bush said we should attack Iraq because Saddam Hussein used torture: "If this is not evil," said Bush (who was already torturing people himself), "then evil has no meaning,"
--the goal Bush said he had in launching an aggressive war was "a free and peaceful inspiring example of freedom for other nations in the region," and
--most nations in the world saw no imminent threat from Iraq, and the United Nations refused to support an aggressive attack by the United States, which tried very hard to win U.N. approval but then attacked without it.

The film closes with some text indicating, among other things, that no WMDs were ever found, that the occupation has been costly, etc.
These claims are all crafted to avoid any possible objections, to the point in some cases of erring wildly on the side of war supporters. When every serious study done finds over 1 million Iraqi deaths, this film grotesquely puts the count at 100,000."

Petards of Mass Destruction
February 29, 2008
PS: Petard means: "A small bell-shaped bomb used to breach a gate or wall"
You may either Watch Online For Free شاهد الفلم باللغة الإنكليزية ,
requires Flash 8.0. [get Flash here], in streaming video - the film will play in a new window starting with parts 1 and 2.

Or, you can scroll down the languages to Arabic لتشاهد الفيلم بالعربية مجاناً and watch the four parts with Arabic subtitles. .

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