I listened to Scott McClellan discuss his new book, What Happened,  several times last week and just yesterday I listened to retired Lt. General Ricardo Sanchez discuss his new book, Wiser in Battle,  on NPR. I also just watched a couple of sources for Bill O’Reilly’s interview with Scott McClellan during which Bill O. goes bonkers trying to frame Scott as disingenuous. From all of it,  I’ve drawn what I thought all along that the Iraq War was trumped up. Americans were sent into harms way by a president and an administration who cared nothing about facts and only about narrow policy goals which were not even related to the deaths of American citizens and military on September 11, 2001.

It’s really interesting to listen to what General Sanchez has to say because he does so in such a matter of fact manner and without the hype of a Bill O’Reilly interview setting. NPR and C-Span are a lot classier venues than the cafeteria fight settings of most cable networks where the hosts shout down the guests.

There can be little doubt given Richard Clarke’s book, McClellan’s, General Sanchez’s work that we were systematically lied to and that this president and his minions cared little about the rule of law, the Constitution of the United States of America or the world court of public opinion.  Soon they will be leaving office and we can only hope that the next president whoever that is will be more truthful.

About Don Watkins

I'm a FOSS advocate, writer, educator, Python coder, Linux user, US Navy Veteran, Secular Franciscan, husband,father and grandfather. I blog about my life and experiences that give it meaning.
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2 Responses to Triangulation

  1. Bob Serino says:

    Tonight is the first time that I have ever read your blog, or for that matter, any blog. The reading “Triangulation” only reinforced my opinion that Mr. Bush, Cheney, Dr. Rice and the rest of their cohorts should be brought to trial for their purposeful lying, misinformation and total abuse of their power in this administration and justice should be dealt to them accordingly.

    Then I read the Merton article and was immediately reminded that my commitment as a Christian is to lead by compassion, understanding, forgiveness and most of all, Love. Although I feel very strongly about this administration and its total disregard for our Constitution, the American people and the world in general, I am also trying very hard to remember my commitment to Christ and continue to live by the person that I say I AM.

    Thank you for this opportunity to write.

  2. Don says:

    They will never be tried. The government whether McCain or Obama will not allow it. The USA that I served 35 years ago and my father served in WWII doesn’t really exist anymore. A facsimile government that has assumed dictatorial powers exists in its place. We have become the fascists that we once defeated. Like the other militarily inclined regimes from Rome to present day we will collapse under a mountain of debt. We have a karmic debt that will be paid and at an awful price.

    Iraq is our high watermark. It’s all downhill from here.

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