The Evidence Against Bush
This compilation of damning stories simply has got to be re-posted in full, from The Evidence File by LynnTheDem at ICH.
Rove: Dems Didn't Get 9/11 Consequences
"Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers," Rove said. "Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war."
Republicans, not being the brightest bulbs, decided to OUT-TERRORIST and OUT-SAVAGE the handful of SAUDI terrorists.
Yeah that sure was smart;
CIA: Iraq now a bigger terrorist threat than Afghanistan/binLaden
US Figures Show Sharp Global Rise In Terrorism
United States: Losing the War on Terror
Evidence that the US May Be Losing the Global War on Terror
US: Three Years On, War on Terrorism Looks Like a Loser
”We have a stronger jihadi presence in Iraq today than in March 2003,” noted Roger Cressey, the former director for Transnational Threats in Bush's National Security Council at a briefing at the libertarian Cato Institute earlier this week.
The 'War on Terrorism': Winning or Losing? Losing.
Terror threat to US called 'significant' - Apr 27, 2005
Global terror attacks triple in 2004
Worldwide terrorism-related deaths on the rise
US Losing the War on Terror in Iraq; The invasion of Iraq has increased, not decreased, the threat of terrorist attack
Occupation Made World Less Safe, Pro-War Institute Says
Iraq Invasion Hurt War on Terror
Musharraf: World more dangerous because of Iraq War
Blix Says Iraq War May Have Worsened Terror Threat
Poll: Aussies, Brits, Italians say Iraq war increased terrorism
Iraq intervention increased threat of terrorism
UK Government; Iraq war 'increased terror threat'
Iraq war has swollen ranks of al Qaeda
US State Department Corrects Report to Show Rise in Terrorism
Iraq has become a terrorist spawning ground, CIA admits
Iraq Conflict Feeds International Terror Threat
In the January CBS News poll, 62 percent thought that the threat of terror would increase if the U.S. takes military action against Iraq.
Was there any terrorist threat in Iraq BEFORE bush's illegal war of aggression?
In the judgement of the JIC there is no recent evidence of Iraq complicity with international terrorism."
"US scrambling to establish a link between Iraq and Al Aaida is so far frankly unconvincing."
Jack Straw; "In addition, there has been no credible evidence to link Iraq with UBL and Al Qaida."
"To my knowledge, I have not seen any strong, hard evidence that links the two. (al Qaeda & Iraq)"
Sky News (London): "One question for you both. Do you believe that there is a link between Saddam Hussein, a direct link, and the men who attacked on September the 11th?"
Bush: "I can't make that claim.'
Bush: No evidence Saddam Hussein involved in Nine-Eleven attacks
Rice: U.S. Never Said Saddam Was Behind 9/11
Rumsfeld sees no link between Saddam Hussein, 9/11
Wolfowitz: Iraq Was Not Involved In 9-11 Terrorist Attacks, No Ties To Al-Qaeda
Brent Scowcroft, one of the Republican Party’s most respected foreign policy advisors;
"Don't Attack Saddam. It would undermine our anti-terror efforts. There is scant evidence to tie Saddam to terrorist organizations, and even less to the Sept. 11 attacks."
Allies Find No Links Between Iraq, Al Qaeda:
"What I'm asked is if I've seen any evidence of that. (Iraq links to al Qaeda) And the answer is: I haven't.” -British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, who supports U.S. invasion & occupation of Iraq.
British Intelligence agencies, MI6 and MI5:
A dossier prepared by the two agencies “showed no discernible links between Iraq and al-Qaida,”
Richard Kerr, a former deputy CIA director who lead an internal review of the CIA's prewar intelligence;
“the CIA has not found any proof of operational ties between al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's regime.”
The White House’s own publication, A Decade of Defiance and Deception, makes no mention of Osama bin Laden or al Qaeda.
The 2002 congressional joint intelligence committee’s report on the Sept. 11 attacks revealed that the Bush administration had no evidence to support its claim that Saddam’s government was supporting al-Qaeda.
No proof links Iraq, al-Qaida, Powell says
According to a "top secret British document", quoted by the BBC "there is nothing but enmity between Iraq and Al Qaeda." The BBC said the leak came from intelligence officials upset that their work was being used to justify war." (quoted in Daily News, New York, 6 February 2003).
Iraq-al Qaeda links weak, say former Bush officials:
Three former Bush administration officials who worked on intelligence and national security issues have told National Journal that the prewar evidence tying al Qaeda to Iraq was tenuous, exaggerated, and often at odds with the conclusions of key intelligence agencies.
Split at C.I.A. and F.B.I. On Iraqi Ties to Al Qaeda:
"…analysts at the Central Intelligence Agency have complained that senior administration officials have exaggerated the significance of some intelligence reports about Iraq, particularly about its possible links to terrorism, in order to strengthen their political argument for war, government officials said."
"At the Federal Bureau of Investigation, some investigators said they were baffled by the Bush administration's insistence on a solid link between Iraq and Osama bin Laden|s network. "We've been looking at this hard for more than a year and you know what, we just don't think it's there," a government official said."
This is consistent with what they were saying back in October 2002.
"There's absolutely no evidence that Iraq was supporting al Qaeda, ever."
-Richard Clarke, former terrorism chief under bush.
Iraq-al Qaeda ties have not been found:
Bush administration hyped sketchy and false evidence to push for war
The Bush administration’s claim that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had ties to al Qaeda — one of the administration’s central arguments for a pre-emptive war — appears to have been based on even less solid intelligence than the administration’s claims that Iraq had hidden stocks of chemical and biological weapons.
Nearly a year after U.S. and British troops invaded Iraq, no evidence has turned up to verify allegations of Saddam’s links with al Qaeda, and several key parts of the administration’s case have either proved false or seem increasingly doubtful.
Iraq and al Qaeda: What Evidence?
Bush's own hand-picked Republican weapons hunter ISG, Dr. David Kay:
David Kay was on the ground for months investigating the activities of Hussein's regime. He concluded "But we simply did not find any evidence of extensive links with Al Qaeda, or for that matter any real links at all."
He called a speech where Cheney made the claim there was a link, as being "evidence free."
Israeli intelligence (the Moussad):
“According to Israeli intelligence, Palestinians are still not connected to the global terror network, and neither is Iraq.”
Bush's second and final hand-picked Republican weapons hunter ISG, Dr. Charles Dueffler:
Report: No WMD stockpiles in Iraq, no capability since 1991, no evidence of ties to al Qaeda, no serious threat;
OFFICIAL VERDICT: WHITE HOUSE MISLED WORLD OVER SADDAM-AL QAEDA TIES
No evidence of Iraq-Al Qaeda ties: 9/11 commission
"CIA Review Finds No Evidence Saddam Had Ties to Islamic Terrorists"
You've made us all less safe now, while killing tens of thousands of innocent people, including Americans.
This report was compiled by LynnTheDem.