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Commentary Last Updated: Feb 27th, 2007 - 01:21:11

Democrats reinforce �war on terrorism� lie
By Larry Chin
Online Journal Associate Editor

Feb 26, 2007, 00:57

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In another display of true colors, the Democrats are considering legislation to limit the Bush administration�s war powers in Iraq to �fighting Al-Qaeda.�

This deception clearly demonstrates, once again, that the Democrats are politically and morally bankrupt -- and every bit as enthusiastic as the Bush administration in spreading the endless �war on terrorism� conquest to every corner of the world.

It is no surprise, given six years of enthusiastic bipartisan Washington cooperation on 9/11 (a US-orchestrated covert operation) and the �war on terrorism,� that we find the Democrats clinging to the same original �Al-Qaeda� lie as that still being ruthlessly wielded by Dick Cheney.

Fact: �Islamic terrorism� is a creation and instrument of Anglo-American policy.

Fact: �Islamic terrorists,� including �Al-Qaeda,� have been, and continue to be, assets of US military-intelligence since the end of the Cold War.

As written by Michel Chossudovsky in his book, America�s �War on Terrorism�: �Members of Congress were fully cognizant of the links between the US administration and Al-Qaeda. They knew exactly who Osama bin Laden was -- a pawn in the hands of the Clinton, and later, the Bush administration. Despite this knowledge, Republicans and Democrats in unison gave their full support to the President to �wage war on Osama.��

The Democrats have always supported the �war on terrorism� and its natural expansion to the conquests of Afghanistan and Iraq, and beyond.

The war in Iraq has been an �Al-Qaeda� propaganda war, an �anti-terrorist� cleansing, justified by the same bipartisan-supported lie of 9/11, from day one.

The Orwellian truth behind the comments of Dick Cheney is that the real �Al-Qaeda strategy� is bipartisan (and he knows it). Both Democrats and neocons alike push the enduring propaganda that all opposition to US occupation, all insurgencies, and �sectarian� violence are linked to �Al-Qaeda.� Any �enemy� of US interests (most recently Iran) is connected to �Al-Qaeda,� or eventually transformed into �Al-Qaeda.�

A policy limiting US forces in Iraq to fighting the �Al-Qaeda� apparatus means that there will be no limit. No limit to troop strength. No limit in scope. No change in US policy.

No opposition, but absolute knowing cooperation, with the Bush administration.

No end to boundless criminality.

No limit to the war, even as the Bush administration continues to provoke Iran, and sets up �the next 9/11,� paving the way for a full-scale holocaust that could begin at any moment.


Seymour Hersh reports that the Bush administration is funding anti-Shiite Sunnis linked to al Qaeda without Congressional approval and without appropriate appropriation. Hersh speculates that the money is coming from the pallet-loads of cash floating around Iraq and has already reached "three Sunni jihadist groups." He says, flatly, that the president is "supporting groups indirectly that are involved with the same people that did 9/11."

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