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The Plame Leak Is The Tale Of The Iraq War Itself

based on a column by Michael Moore. October 18, 2005

The Plame Leak is not simply about the White House blowing the cover of a CIA official. It is the tale of the Iraq war itself.

From the beginning of the Bush presidency, war with Iraq was an inevitability. His administration let no fact -- however glaring -- stand in the way of the march to war.

Unable (or simply unwilling) to find Osama bin Laden, the Bush administration tied Iraq into the 9/11 attacks without a shred of evidence. They said that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. They said there was no time to verify the existence of these weapons.

They said, “Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof -- the smoking gun -- that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud.”

They said, “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”

It is this last lie -- rather than the totality of lies -- that may bring an end to this miserable regime.

The uranium from Africa charge was bogus yet the White House would not stop using it. And when the whistle was blown on the administration’s lie, the whistle blower was targeted. The Bush administration did what it does best, attacked, and in the process compromised the national security of the United States of America.

The White House’s actions in the Plame leak mirror their overall policy in carrying out the Iraq war -- and that is the true crime. From the first lie to the latest, Osama is still free, the weapons of mass destruction have never appeared, and nearly 2,000 American soldiers are dead.

You have been reading excerpts from "The Meaning of Is" by Michael Moore. You can read the entire piece here: tinyurl.com/cpz37.

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