Friday, 9 April 2010

They Lied to the USA and the World...

The first casualty of war, they say, is truth. This is the first casualty, but by no means the last.

George W Bush was never a very believable liar, neither were Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld particularly convincing. Everybody kind of had the feeling he was lying. That's why Obama is so much more dangerous, because he actually appears to be more credible.

The paper we Catholics love to hate, The Times, has obtained a new document alleging that 'George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror. The accusations were made by Lawrence Wilkerson, a top aide to Colin Powell, the former Republican Secretary of State, in a signed declaration to support a lawsuit filed by a Guantánamo detainee. It is the first time that such allegations have been made by a senior member of the Bush Administration.'

Below is footage, if you can bear to watch the slaughter, of civillians, the latest casualties of war, being killed in Iraq by 'Call of Duty' Playstation III gamers in charge of a deadly machine gun. This video only made it into the media because of an independent website called 'Wikileaks'. This site, and, perhaps if you say anything the Government don't like on a blog, maybe yours too, will be endangered by the Digital Economy Bill, also 'washed up' but passed in full, which gives the Government the power to censor the Internet. It was discussed for just two hours in the House of Commons before being voted on and passed successfully. Some in the UK are calling this day the day the internet died and, perhaps, who knows, freedom of speech itself, since it is now up to the Government to deem what is desirable or undesirable for public consumption.

If Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld are found to have lied in order to make war appear more reasonable, while totally unjustly, knowingly, sacrificing the freedom of hundreds of innocent men, without a trial, then they should be behind bars for a long time. Perhaps after Obama has done what he said he was going to do, not that we should expect him to, those who sacrificed truth and freedom for political expediency could see be sent to Guantanamo for an extended period of reflection.

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