This video from the USA says about itself:
God speaks to Bush through Rumsfeld
Keith Olbermann describes how Rumsfeld’s Intelligence briefings on Iraq were couched in Bible quotes.
From the Irish Times:
Thursday, November 11, 2010
DEREK SCALLY in Berlin
FORMER GERMAN chancellor Gerhard Schröder has dismissed as “untrue” claims that, initially, he was a supporter of a US-led war on Iraq.
Just four months later, in January 2002, Mr Bush recalls discussing with Mr Schröder the growing stand-off between the US and Saddam Hussein over allegations that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction.
According to Mr Bush, Mr Schröder replied: “What is true of Afghanistan is true of Iraq. Nations that sponsor terror must face consequences. If you make it fast and make it decisive, I will be with you.”
Mr Bush said he took this as a “statement of support” and was dismayed when Mr Schröder took a different view later that year.
“As someone who valued personal diplomacy, I put a high premium on trust,” wrote Mr Bush. “Once that trust was violated, it was hard to have a constructive relationship again.”
Yesterday the German leader said his January 2002 support for an invasion of Iraq was not as presented by Mr Bush. “The former president of the United States is not telling the truth,” he said.
“I made clear that Germany would stand beside the US should Iraq . . . prove to have provided protection and hospitality to al-Qaeda fighters. As it became clear during 2002, this connection was false and misconstrued.”
In his own memoirs, Mr Schröder was far from flattering of the US president, dismissing his “near-biblical semantics”.
He expressed concern that Mr Bush gave the impression that his “political decisions are a result of this conversation with God”.
According to Mr Schröder’s former spokesman Uwe Karsten-Heye, Berlin realised early on that they were dealing with a man of a “low intelligence threshold who had no idea what was going on”.
See also here.
UK Guardian Releases British Torture Tape: here.
Further allegations of British war crimes in Iraq emerged in the High Court in London last week: here.
Former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi and members of his Iraqiya bloc walked out of parliament on Thursday – three hours into a parliamentary session that was supposed to approve an agreement on a new unity government: here.
Anti-Christian violence in Iraq: here.
Iraqi war refugees in Syria are legally barred from work while they wait for resettlement. For single women the risk of forced prostitution and sex trafficking is so high that a U.S. legal advocate says they deserve priority refugee status: here.
Amnesty International UK called on Britain today to comply with the European Court of Human Rights and halt the deportation of Iraqi refugees whose asylum applications have been rejected: here.
Remaining British troops ‘to leave Iraq in spring’: here.