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Outgoing British Ambassador Accuses Bush of Misleading Tony Balir re Post-War Iraq

World  (tags: Iraq, Tony Blair, Bush, Rumsfeld, British Ambassador, administration deceit, post-war plans )

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From the UK Times comes this story claiming that the Bush Administration of misleading Tony Blair over its much-criticised plans for the reconstruction of Iraq after the invasion of 2003. The ambassador says Rumsfeld changed the plans for post-war Iraq

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RC deWinter (418)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:03 pm
Well, this fascist administration lies to EVERYBODY!

Jaclin S (230)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:07 pm
Well more fool Tony Blair for trusting Bush - surely the man has a mind of his own - and I have ever thought that when you try to blame someone else for your own failings you most certainly GIVE AWAY YOUR POWER!!!! So UK Times Shame on you.

Jaclin S (230)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:07 pm
PS: Thanx Cate for the post.

Margaret B (164)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:30 pm
Very well put Jacqueline and Cate!

Elle J (276)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:34 pm
Noted! Thanks Cate. Reconstruction of Iraq? 2003? It is 2007 and they are still fighting and our troops are still dying and getting wounded with life-altering injuries. How can they write such trash? I don't doubt for one minute that Rumsfeld was running things, however Bush is the "decider" and he is the one who took us into Iraq for no reason whatsoever. The whole administration is corrupt and lying is their stock and trade.

Bill McGlone (103)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:47 pm
I'm shocked if anyone is surprised at this. Remember this: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me!"

Yvonne White (229)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:47 pm
Bu$h has trashed America's reputation throughout the world. Anyone who actually Believed his Lies was just too lazy to Think (and I'm including a Congre$$ who enabled the maniac Against the Will of the People)!

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Leslie D (16)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:56 pm
Tony Blair is a spineless fool, with no mind of his own to speak of. Bush and Rumsfeld led him around by the nose. He had to have seen it coming. He just doesn't want to admit it.

Noted, and thank you, Cate.

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday September 14, 2007, 3:56 pm
Well-stated, everybody.
We here in the U.S. knew all along that Blair was GWB's lap-dog, but how that escaped the notice of Sir David.....? Too close to the forest to see the trees?
Sir David's remarks remind me of a child who's been an accomplice in some act of wrongdoing; When he gets caught participating, he points at his buddy and says, "It was HIS idea!"...pathetic, coming from a grown man.
Thanks, Cate!

James M (190)
Friday September 14, 2007, 4:05 pm
Bush lied? Who would have guessed?

. (0)
Friday September 14, 2007, 4:21 pm
He need'nt feel alone-he LIED to us all, but then we knew that over here in the states.

David Gould (155)
Friday September 14, 2007, 4:35 pm
Good to know that 'Our man in Washington' had his finger on the pulse at all times.

Mara G (411)
Friday September 14, 2007, 4:41 pm
I didn't take the candy bar, he did it!! I had nothing to do with it, it was him!! I only took a small bite.

Tim Redfern (581)
Friday September 14, 2007, 4:49 pm
"I didn't do it.
Nobody saw me do it.
You can't prove anything."
-Bart Simpson

. (0)
Friday September 14, 2007, 5:02 pm
i like tony blair england is out of iraq that's all that counts

Gail L (30)
Friday September 14, 2007, 5:28 pm

Past Member (0)
Friday September 14, 2007, 6:37 pm
I have nothing less than vulgar things to say here, so I will be quiet and let you know I noted.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 14, 2007, 8:14 pm
Thank you Cate, as usual you bring up quite the subject, my friend..noted...I just need to say that if someone
allows you to be their puppet and pull the strings, then of course your gonna do what the puppeteer does,
right?...Liar liar, pants on fire......

Jennie B (14)
Friday September 14, 2007, 8:53 pm
Awwww, the lies always come out and they will continue to and the world will continue to wake up to just how often and continuously this administration has lied to the whole world, not just americans. How long do we have to continue looking at this igit? He is so lacking a brain....n oted.

Timothy Brown (1)
Friday September 14, 2007, 9:23 pm
This has all the ear marks of Captain Renault declaring, 'I'm shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here!'

Friday September 14, 2007, 9:23 pm
Noted! Thanks, Cate.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 14, 2007, 9:44 pm
Thanks again Cate,I learn something from you every day!!!!

Denice G (45)
Friday September 14, 2007, 10:23 pm
Noted Thanks Cate

Malachi S (6)
Friday September 14, 2007, 10:26 pm
Rummy didn't change the plan, there's the plan we're thinking about cause we need your support. Now, that you're committed, this is the actual and true plan that we were gonna use the whole time.
If the war in Iraq had been successful, this Sir David Backbiter would be singing a whole different tune right now, just like the rest of our allies, they would be saying how it was their idea we invade Iraq
I didn't do it and you can't prove it and even if you could prove it, it's not against the law anymore.
Who woulda thunk all the cry babies would come out in force.

Past Member (0)
Friday September 14, 2007, 11:04 pm
In this debate Blair AND that British Amb-ass-ador have 30 seconds to sniff Bush's re-butt-al.

Mary H (47)
Friday September 14, 2007, 11:27 pm
Does Bushco know how to do anything but lie & manipulate to gain their goals??

Martin K (80)
Friday September 14, 2007, 11:33 pm
Blair's United Kingdom,MI5,MI6,Mossad, Isi, CIA, start conflicts around the world for money and gain. The intrusion of religous bigots, Zionism and Christianity to steal oil and inhabit land that is not their's but others.

To the biblical scholors', The end of day's was a misiterpratation of the word Aeon,(meaning -Time) and Luke 28, wrote the end of the world. Build another wailing wall and cry against it for your bigotry.

Mark, I will go to washington, I am 72, bad back etc, how best can I help. I worked for Dr.King,for several years,vets against the war, march, I was a Korean stateside personal Air Policeman, marched against HUAC and led several Marches in Lackawanna and Buffalo Areas with support of black persons,

Enough bull, I live in Tampa Florida and need to find a ride, share expensives, driving, whatever. I do not believe my back can take my driving through in my car.


LadyLou B (133)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 1:56 am
Somehow, I just don't believe them ~ Oh, Bush lied, and we didn't know anything about it! Well, I didn't fall for it, and I know most of you didn't either. So, unless our Congress, and Britain's Head of State, and all the others in power (who should know more than I do), didn't know about the lies, they're either dumb, or they're lying now. I choose the latter. They all did Bush's bidding, and now want the whole world to think they were duped ~ sure... we believe them...NOT! Thanks for the laugh Cate, although it's so serious it's not really a laughing matter.

Tsandi Crew (95)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 4:10 am
History won't be kind to either one.

Lisa Swift (79)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 5:36 am
Noted! Isn't it strange, though, how pathological lias can come into a position of world power? They believe their own lies! I truly believe W and friends fit into this category. because their innate stupidity is re-enforced by their evil advisors, who saw an idiot they could control, and had him "elected" President. The evil can always find morons to spout their lies!

Stephen Hannon (203)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 6:09 am
Good for Sir David Manning. If Bair did not want to war against Iraq then what reason did he follow Bush?

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw met with Powell and Rice, and he was sold a bill of lies. that led Blair to change his decision. It cost him his job in the end, just like it should cost Bush/Cheney their jobs.

Bunch of no good liars..

Tim Redfern (581)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 8:52 am
Stephen, I agree with you wholeheartedly.
Yes, it SHOULD cost them their jobs.
Then, it should cost them their LIVES.

Mary F (8)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 12:55 pm
Bush and Company have lied to the whole world from the very beginning.

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 1:27 pm

Dianne G (95)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 5:13 pm
So what else is new? Bush lies about everything! I still say we impeach him and Cheney!

Carolyn T (234)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 10:42 pm
So our dope has duped again! Blair's crime was that he thought he and GWB were buddies and that Bush/Cheny would never manipulate him because "he was a crony...on the inside." Well, now he knows and he has to take responsibility for his cooperation in dancing down the yellow brick road. Sorry, Tony, you are no fool, but you--like most of the world--have fallen victim to an evil and conniving threat not just to his own country but to the world. He is a traitor. You are well-rid of him...we just wish we could be, too! It is done--it can't be undone.

Peace Monger (185)
Saturday September 15, 2007, 11:58 pm
From The Sunday Times
September 16, 2007

Alan Greenspan claims Iraq war was really for oil

AMERICA's elder statesman of finance, Alan Greenspan, has shaken the
White House by declaring that the prime motive for the war in Iraq was
In his long-awaited memoir, to be published tomorrow, Greenspan, a
Republican whose 18-year tenure as head of the US Federal Reserve was
widely admired, will also deliver a stinging critique of President
George W Bush's economic policies.
However, it is his view on the motive for the 2003 Iraq invasion that
is likely to provoke the most controversy. "I am saddened that it is
politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows: the Iraq
war is largely about oil," he says.

Read more here;

Mr. Greenspan's accusations speak volumes, but a large majority of
Americans weren't fooled by the administration's empty words that this
war was to free a country from an evil regime. No, as Mr Greenspan has
written in his book, it is all about oil!
Impeach and prosecute the liars.

Niso L (9)
Monday September 17, 2007, 2:19 am

Barbara T (431)
Monday September 17, 2007, 3:19 am
"[Sir] David, who at the time of the invasion was a key member of Downing Streetís unofficial war cabinet as the Prime Ministerís foreign policy adviser, also claimed that Mr Blair never wanted to go to war in Iraq and instead wanted a diplomatic solution.

ďI donít think he ever wanted to go by the military route,Ē Sir David said. ďHe accepted it might come to this, but he always wanted to do it in a different way. Iíve always believed he would much rather it hadnít taken place.Ē

His comments follow claims in Washington that President Bush was taken aback by some of the decisions in running postwar Iraq, such as dismantling the Iraqi army. ["Bush taken aback." UH - HUUUUH!]

Paul Bremer, who headed the coalition provisional authority which ran Iraq after the invasion, produced documents that appeared to show that he told Mr Bush that he planned to dissolve Saddamís military and intelligence structures, and was informed he had the Presidentís full support."
Probably that had an awful lot to do with why the BRITISH left Basra just now. These remarks were made co-incidentally {yeah!} with that.

Well, I wrote Prime Minister Blair -- really! -- months, years ago, and I TOLD him, that in hooking up with Bush HE WAS HITCHING HIS WAGON TO A LOSER. And would end up with NOTHING. And so he has!!!
Anyone but an IDIOT could have foreseen it...............


David Cromie (6)
Tuesday September 25, 2007, 4:56 pm
I often wondered where Blair got his false 'intelligence' from. After all, Bush has the mental age of a 12 year old, while Blair is well educated, and articulate. Perhaps it was during those frequent prayer meetings, these exemplars of christian charity, and love, had together at the White House, that the PNAC case was made for the invasion of Iraq. Remember that Bush had been informed that there were no WMD in Iraq, and knew perfectly well that Iraq had NOTHING to do with 9/11, so why did Blair swallow the lies? Perhaps he will spill the beans, when Bush leaves office, in chains, we hope!

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Friday October 12, 2007, 9:42 am

Merry L (74)
Tuesday October 16, 2007, 1:58 pm
Noted, yet not surprised!
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