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Bush CREATED Terrorism Claims UK Spy Expert!

There is not a doubt in the world future historians will tear to pieces the inept decision by former President George Bush to invade Iraq because in so doing, he CREATED TERRORISM. Former UK M15 General Director, Eliza Manningham Butler told the Chilcot inquiry the decision for war in 2003 against Saddam Hussein was a gift to Osama bin Laden and assisted his efforts in spreading terrorism throughout the world. “We gave Osama bin laden his Iraqi Jihad” and the world continues to suffer from this blunder on the part of George Bush and his buddy in arms, Tony Blair. Ms. Butler made clear the so-called threat of Saddam Hussein, “wasn’t of concern in either the short-term or the medium term to me or to my colleagues.” She wryly noted that former Prime Minister Tony Blair place too much credence on “fragmentary intelligence.”

The people of the United Kingdom are finally being told the truth, but Americans remain ignorant of Bush blunders and its impact on their lives in 2010. Barack Obama argues there is no need to divide Americans. Sorry, how can Americans today understand the economic reality they confront without knowing how Bush lied and, in so doing, ran up hundreds of billions of dollars in debt? Americans deserve to know the TRUTH!

Chilcot Inquiry Learns No Iraq WMD

The real story about the invasion of Iraq in 2003 is becoming clear as one witness after another at the Chilcot inquiry reveals then Prime Minister Tony Blair was repeatedly told there were no WMD and that Saddam Hussein posed no threat to either the United States or the United Kingdom. Jack Straw who was the foreign minister of the UK in 2003 wrote a personal letter to Blair in which he made clear any invasion of Iraq was not legal, and to participate in such an adventure would require a new United Nations mandate. He stated, “regime change per se is not justification for military action.” But, Tony wanted to show his buddy, George, of his undying loyalty to an incompetent, ignorant man who probably could not even locate Iraq on a map without special assistance.

Straw made clear there was no evidence that the “threat from Iraq has worsened as a result of 11 September.” In other words, there were no WMD, there was no Saddam link to al-Qaeda and going to war was an invitation to disaster.

When will the United States have its version of a Chilcot inquiry is the real question?

Price Of War In Iraq For UK Soldiers

Unlike the United States, the people of Great Britain are conducting an investigation into the origin and development of the Iraq war. It is clear from evidence presented that British troops were sent into combat without preparation and there was lack of an overall plan on dealing with Iraq once formal fighting concluded. General Sir Peter Wall, deputy chief of the defense at the time of the Iraq war told the Chilcot inquiry British troops in the southern city of Basra were “sitting ducks” for attacks by the Mahdi army. In essence, by occupying Basra, “we were essentially the focus of the violence.” instead of being able to stem the violence.

Eventually, the British had to make an agreement with the Mahdi army in order to cease being the object of constant attacks. What do we learn from this nonsense in supposedly fighting a war? There was NO PLAN for the occupation of Iraq! It was a haphazard performance made up on the moment without any long term concept of what to do in order of ensuring peace in Iraq. The guilty ones were George Bush, Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.

British Officials Knew About Abu Ghraib

Sir John Sawers, head of M16, headed a group that was stationed in Baghdad in 2003 during early stages of the invasion of Iraq by American and British troops. He told the Chilcot group which is conducting an investigation into who knew what or did what in Iraq, that his group picked up information about horrible conditions at the Abu Ghraib jail months before the information became public. They learned of “possible unnecessary violence” against prisoners, but did not realize until later the full extend of what transpired in the jail. When he finally discovered what was going on, “the revelations at Abu Ghraib were definitely a shock to us.”

According to Sawers there was lack of planning about what to do once the invasion had been successful. The British military wanted more troops on the ground while the Foreign Office leaned towards the American view that sufficient troops were available to handle the post war situation. Sawers told the Chilcot inquiry it was necessary prior to the invasion to have well developed plans, but the Americans and the Blair government refused to spend time on such intensive planning. The results of their blunders live on with us in 2009.

P.S. When will the United States government conduct a Chilcot inquiry in order to find out who knew what and who did what?