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Monday, November 14, 2005

Question for the White House: Where o' Where is Your "Further Study"?

On June 29, 2005, the Bush administration took action to implement the WMD Commission's recommendations.  The WMD Commission was formed pursuant to Executive Order 13328 in order to address the myriad "intelligence failures" the Bush administration claims resulted in the misdiagnosis of Iraq's WMD program, or better yet, the lack of WMD program.

The WMD commission came back with 68 recommendations.  Of those 68 recommendatons, the Bush administration has agreed to follow 65 recommendations.  


Funny thing though, as it relates to the very last recommendation (see the bottom of the page HERE), the Bush administration held that "Further Study" was needed.


The final recommendation reads:

"The Director of National Intelligence should hold accountable the organizations that contributed to the flawed assessments of Iraq's WMD programs."


In response to this recommendation, the White House has stated that it needs "further study" to implement this last recommendation.  Why would the White House need "further study" in order to determine whether it is sound policy to "hold accountable those organizations that contributed to the flawed assessments of Iraq's WMD programs"?  


And more importantly, where is the White House's "further study"?  It's been nearly six (6) months!  Surely they should have concluded their own in-house investigation by now, n'est pas?


Is it possible that the White House doesn't want to execute the last recommendation because it would mean that Bush administration "friends and family" would be held accountable?  


Is it possible that the White House doesn't want to execute the last recommendation because it would also mean holding itself accountable?  


Ah hah!  BINGO!  


Something tells me that this administration will need a lot more time to "study" recommendation #13.17.  Perhaps, three more years?


We need to press the Bush administration to conclude it's "further study" on the final WMD commission recommendation.


They are obviously stalling.

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Hold someone accountable? Com'on... Tenent was given a medal! Condi promoted! Wolfy put in charge of the IMF!

This administration operates in bizzaro-world: if you screw up, you get promoted... if you try to tell the truth (a la Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neil, Larry Linsey, etc.) you are fired or marginalized.

Hold people accountable?? Not in this administration's bizzaro-world.

Com'on -- Tenent gets a medal, Condi promoted, Wolfy put in charge of the IMF.

Those that told the truth (Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neil, Larry Lindsey, etc.) are either fired or marginalized.

hey, no probs, bd! keep up the good work! nice blog, and it looks good, too!

Why on earth would this administration want to cover anything up, especially anything leading up to the war in Iraq?

I mean, sure, they are still covering up the truth about 9/11, and, sure, they refuse to authorize any investigation into how badly the Katrina relief effort was mangled, and, sure, they covered up their capitulation to the Chinese over the downed plane, and, sure, they steadfastly refuse to submit themselves to any investigation into their corporate shenanigans with Enron, and, sure, they've been trying to stonewall the Fitzgerald investigation, but come on...

IRAQ? What could they POSSIBLY have to hide?

When details begin to bog down a discussion, it's good to go back to the source and reflect. One of the defining moments in my life was when I was standing side by side one of my best friends, Hassan, an Arab-American, watching the first tower crash to the ground on September 11. We were both young college students running for our lives. I remember the look of horror on his face; he burst into tears, and was horrified at the atrocity that was taking place 4 blocks down the street.

About 3 weeks later, I picked up our university newspaper, for which he was an editor, and read a feature article from him about how the US deserved an attack like 9/11 and we should've saw it coming. Again, I remember the look of horror on his face as we stood side by side and watched people jumping from the burning buildings. I'll never forget looking into his eyes the next time i saw him, asking him how he could write an article like that..he just didn't seem "there". That's when i realized that there was a fundamental difference between us. I do believe in a fight between good and evil - we must have resolve, and more importantly we can never forget. When all the details about why we went to war with Iraq begin to surface, I think back to that day and the details seem to be clouding the big picture - we were attacked on our own soil in one of the most evil acts in our lifetimes, and perhaps in recent history.

Hold someone accountable? Com'on... Tenent was given a medal! Condi promoted! Wolfy put in charge of the IMF!

This administration operates in bizzaro-world: if you screw up, you get promoted... if you try to tell the truth (a la Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neil, Larry Linsey, etc.) you are fired or marginalized.

Hold people accountable?? Not in this administration's bizzaro-world.

Com'on -- Tenent gets a medal, Condi promoted, Wolfy put in charge of the IMF.

Those that told the truth (Richard Clarke, Paul O'Neil, Larry Lindsey, etc.) are either fired or marginalized.

hey, no probs, bd! keep up the good work! nice blog, and it looks good, too!

Why on earth would this administration want to cover anything up, especially anything leading up to the war in Iraq?

I mean, sure, they are still covering up the truth about 9/11, and, sure, they refuse to authorize any investigation into how badly the Katrina relief effort was mangled, and, sure, they covered up their capitulation to the Chinese over the downed plane, and, sure, they steadfastly refuse to submit themselves to any investigation into their corporate shenanigans with Enron, and, sure, they've been trying to stonewall the Fitzgerald investigation, but come on...

IRAQ? What could they POSSIBLY have to hide?

When details begin to bog down a discussion, it's good to go back to the source and reflect. One of the defining moments in my life was when I was standing side by side one of my best friends, Hassan, an Arab-American, watching the first tower crash to the ground on September 11. We were both young college students running for our lives. I remember the look of horror on his face; he burst into tears, and was horrified at the atrocity that was taking place 4 blocks down the street.

About 3 weeks later, I picked up our university newspaper, for which he was an editor, and read a feature article from him about how the US deserved an attack like 9/11 and we should've saw it coming. Again, I remember the look of horror on his face as we stood side by side and watched people jumping from the burning buildings. I'll never forget looking into his eyes the next time i saw him, asking him how he could write an article like that..he just didn't seem "there". That's when i realized that there was a fundamental difference between us. I do believe in a fight between good and evil - we must have resolve, and more importantly we can never forget. When all the details about why we went to war with Iraq begin to surface, I think back to that day and the details seem to be clouding the big picture - we were attacked on our own soil in one of the most evil acts in our lifetimes, and perhaps in recent history.

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