The Weekly Report Cornerstone

   WEEK 25 June 9th to 15th 2003


   The noose is tightening around the neck of United States President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Both are accused of deliberately lying about the existence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
   United States Army Intelligence stated categorically, in a report long before the war that Iraq had no such weapons. This report Bush would have read as a matter of routine. The report used by Colin Powell in the UN, claimed to be based on a British MI6 intelligence report, the so-called "dodgy dossier" released in January was in fact based on a twelve-year old brief written by an American student. The man called Blair's "propaganda minister", Alastair Campbell was this weekend forced to publicly apologize for "tarnishing the reputation of British Intelligence" and also to writte a personal letter of apology to the leadership of MI6. This, too was well known well in advance of the war, but has to this moment been publicly denied. By George W. Bush, Colin Powell and a host of others high-ranking British and United States' officials.
   John Dean, former US President Richard Nixon's judicial adviser, and one of the men contributing to bringing him down claims that this "sordid affair" may be bigger, by far than the Watergate Scandal. Dean, in a lengthy article confronts claims made by Bush and his underlings in advance of the war. Claims that, at best have been shown to have very little credibility.
   Bush and others have been lying to the United States congress before been given authorization for the attack on Iraq. Tony Blair and others were lying to the British House of Commons before the attack. They have all been lying to the UN Security Council. An increasing number of people, even former associates are demanding an independent inquiry and public prosecution.
   A footnote: Three independent expert groups are stating that the technical equipment found in moving trucks used by the former Iraqi army have not in any way been used to transport or make biological, chemical or nuclear weapons. This has been seen as Bush and Blair's last crutch and hope for ever "finding" anything remotely related to WMD in Iraq.





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