“It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership” by Colin Powell Begs Us To Evaluate Truth Of Iraq War
- $3 trillion cost to the U.S. Treasury & Taxpayers, plus massive debt burden on future generations
- 4,487 U.S. service members dead
- 100,000 Innocent Iraqis killed
- 32,226 U.S. service members wounded
- 500,000 US citizens/service members toll from cumulative psychological and physiological damage
- Bush insisted in his own 2010 memoir, “Decision Points,” that the invasion was something he came to support only reluctantly and after a long period of reflection. During his book tour, he even cast himself as “a dissenting voice” in the run-up to war. “I didn’t wanna use force,” he said.
- In his new book, “It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership,” former Secretary of State Colin Powell provides the most authoritative confirmation yet AND supports the well-documented conclusion that there was actually no decision-making point — or decision-making process — about going to war with Iraq during the events between the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, a sovereign nation which had nothing to do with those attacks.
- In his own 2007 memoir, former CIA Director George Tenet admitted, “There was never a serious debate that I know of within the administration about the imminence of the Iraqi threat.” Nor “was there ever a significant discussion” about the possibility of containing Iraq without an invasion.
- Downing Street Memos, first published in 2005, document the conclusions of British officials after high-level talks in Washington in July 2002 that, “Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.”
- Indeed, history shows through documents and verified facts that W. Bush had long wanted to strike out at Saddam Hussein and was trying to link Iraq to 9/11 within a day of the terrorist attacks.
The Traitors of Truth & Democracy
- George W. Bush
- Dick Cheney
- Condoleezza Rice
- Donald Rumsfeld
- Paul Wolfowitz
- Scooter Libby
The Truth Revealers
- Colin Powell
- George Tenet
- Valerie Plame
- Joe Wilson
- Col. Larry Wilkerson