Abramoff - Lobbyist, Criminal...Psychic?
Posted by codemorse
Newly-disclosed e-mails from the Minority Chair of the House Government Reform Committee Henry Waxman provide new areas of insight into Jack Abramoff's closeness to the Bush administration. Most shocking of all (at least of those I've been able to read so far) is that Abramoff off-handedly mentions "the upcoming war in Iraq." The date--March, 2002:
"I was sitting yesterday with Karl Rove, Bush's top advisor, at the NCAA basketball game, discussing Israel when this email came in. I showed it to him. It seems that the President was very sad to have to come out negatively regarding Israel, but that they needed to mollify the Arabs for the upcoming war on Iraq."
As is pointed out in the linked article, this email was sent just about a year before there was a war in Iraq - seven months before Congress authorized the President to go to war.
This email was written four days before the "Downing Street Memo," while President Bush was still claiming that we wanted to pursue a variety of options to war.
This is significant, because in March of 2002, many citizens already believed that the U.S. was committed to the Iraq invasion, and were opposed to the invasion on a number of substantially-factual, reasonable grounds.
When we expressed our concern over the apparent craving for war, we were called unpatriotic and anti-American. We were accused of aiding the enemy.
And we were, apparently, right.
Which begs the question, considering that our war has increased the global threat of terrorism...Just who was aiding the enemy again?