"HOW MANY TIMES MUST A MAN LOOK UP" - The Downing Street Documents

(06/21/2005)

"How many times must a man look up
Before he can see the sky?
Yes, 'n' how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, 'n' how many deaths will it take till he knows
That too many people have died?
The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind,
The answer is blowin' in the wind." - Dylan

By Bob Weaver OPINION AND COMMENT

There is a time for war, like all things under the sun, the sword to be taken up cautiously, the enemy and cause well defined.

Before 9-11: "Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD... the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." - quote from the Downing Street Memos, not meant for public reading.

The memos bear witness that the Iraqi War was a tool to help create the "Project for the New American Century" and to gain a stronger hold on Middle East oil.

There are many Americans who believe in the "Project."

When weapons of mass destruction and the terrorism connection failed, the reasons shifted to liberation and freedom.

It rang well in the ears of many American people.

Until now, virtually un-reported in America by the "liberal" press, the revealing Downing Street documents are a must read for every thinking American.

Driven by fabricated intelligence, patriotic fervor and the most intense propaganda campaign in American history, the obsession of the Bush administration is revealed by the secret papers.

Still, the memos will be discounted by die-hard Bush supporters.

History could change their mind.

It is the most costly war America has ever fought, plunging the nation into a national debt few can comprehend.

There have been 1,902 coalition troop deaths, 1,716 Americans, tens of thousands injured.

A new death is a West Virginia Marine.

A Charleston family is now in mourning.

Nineteen-year-old Lance Corporal Adam Crumpler died Saturday after being hit by small-arms fire during Operation Spear in Karabilah, Iraq.

Crumpler, a graduate of Riverside High, joined the Marine Corps in December 2003.


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