Apr 24, 2006

A Spook Speaks Out...

and they can't fire him.

Summary: A former top CIA official, Tyler Drumheller — a 26-year veteran of the agency — decided to do something CIA officials at his level almost never do: Speak out.
Ignoring credible and accurate intelligence leading up to the war that stated "we can find no proof that Iraq has WMDs" - Bush and Cheney moved ahead with their campaign of disinformation to blatantly mislead Congress and manipulate public opinion to build support for the invasion, while conveying to the CIA - "Well, this isn't about intel anymore. This is about regime change."

Ultimately, when no WMD's were found - Bush shirked responsibility and perpetuated the deceptions by blaming it on "faulty intelligence."

Drumheller - "It just sticks in my craw every time I hear them say it’s an intelligence failure...It’s an intelligence failure. This was a policy failure." He added "I think over time, people will look back on this and see this is going to be one of the great, I think, policy mistakes of all time."
[full article and video]

Tyler, this already IS the mother of all policy failures and entering overtime. Thankfully, the well oiled campaign of disinformation and denials designed to keep the truth from the American people and Congress is beginning to show cracks in its armor. Speaking of Congress...
Unfortunately, 60 minutes did not dig deep enough with Drumheller. Josh Marshall at Talking Points spoke to him after tonight's airing and learned that his testimony before the Robb-Silverman Commission and Roberts Committee about what the Administration knew never managed to find its way into their reports. "I think, speaks volumes about the agenda that the writers of those reports were pursuing." adds Marshall.
"I was stunned," his colleagues, Drumheller said, were equally "in shock" that so little of what they related ended up in the reports either.
"What Drumheller has to say adds quite a lot to our knowledge of what happened in the lead up to war. But what it shows even more clearly is that none of this stuff has yet been investigated by anyone whose principal goal is not covering for the White House."


Blogger Jackie said...

See Fitz I told you long ago this plan was layed out long before Bush took office. Why don't you listen to me. The plan was oil. Thats why the GOP made the media blow up the Clinton case. The lowest and best tactic was using religion thanks to Rove. This group had spys and so did Bin Ladin. So both knew the plan. The only thing the crime group needed was the White House. Think about it for a minute. Did Clintons problems effect the US no. Bush read your transcripts of what this so called moral group are doing. You have more X's then any X rated movie. Now notice the direction of invasions all oil countries. Check out the pipeline that Halliburton is doing. Michael Moore told the public the facts they didn't listen. Now do you see why Bush isn't looking for Bin Ladin. Remember North Korea has shown the world their bombs yet Bush will not threaten or attack them why? No oil. Notice the profits made by the oil companies. Wake up little angel I did listen and I paid attention. Americans have all the facts they just can't make themselfs believe they were trick so many times and believed all the lies. But the proof is in the lost of friendship around the world and the price of oil which will be $5 to 6 dollars a gallon.
How many more people have to disclose the lies before people stand up and stop Bush.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous Off the Wires said...

* Three American soldiers were killed yesterday when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb north-west of Baghdad. Twenty-three Iraqis also died in other violence yesterday, the day after Iraq's parliament elected a president, two vice-presidents, a parliament speaker and two deputies, which ended a long-standing political deadlock.

12:55 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles. said...

hm. You know, the corruption is wide and deeply entrenched.

Saw 'Thank You for Smoking' ...
those Lobbyists are absolute slime and all a key component to the enduring, wide swath of corruption.

I kinda like this guy for head of Homeland in your administration, PJF, unless of course Former Fed is first in queue.

1:31 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

You are a very intelligent lady! :)
It has always been about the oil. Sad but true. Remember that movie, "Dune"? The worms and the "spice"? I have always thought the "spice" was really about "oil".

Good for this guy that he has spoken out about what really happened!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did his brother just retire from Exxon?

1:58 PM  
Anonymous e said...

Jackie I agree

2:01 PM  
Blogger Kit Neill said...

Jackie is 100% right. It's always been about oil. My college sociology teacher said the VietNam war was about Standard Oil's rights to offshore drilling.

But some people don't care about the lies, only about their "freedom" to drive gas guzzling SUVs at reduced rate. Until everyone understands we live on one planet and behaves accordingly, this won't end.

C-SPAN's Washington Journal callers explain their rationale for selfish behavior. $10 billion PER MONTH for a war so we can have cheap gas. I'm amazed at those who think that's worth it. Sure, they call it "safe from terrorists" and "building democracy" but that's just the hat they put on for show.

Face it, the oil companies get away with it because too many people are comfortable with it. As many have said, Bush made this war so there is no sacrifice at home - lower taxes, borrowed money, etc. It will one day bite us but these guys will be long gone.

2:05 PM  
Blogger teak said...

I think a major part of it is about oil but that is not all the reasons...people do not like to think of the other reasons.

You need to start looking outside of the box...there are many narcissist, evil, sick powerful people in this world---who says they cannot be in control or be leaders?

Expanding military bases in Kansas--new home builders cannot build fast enough there, HUD funds announced by Senator Roberts at local station in Topeka. Hmmm, not sure if HUD still has those pesky problems of balancing their books like they used to or not.

Please prove Roberts a fool and you well. you know. ;-)

2:16 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles. said...

Kit. good points; but also, wouldn't you agree a $400Million dollar parachute for some jackass after delivering RECORD profits for Exxon/Mobil, is just well,
a wee bit excessive?

then of course there are the Bush friends - Kenny Boy et al, who have manipulated the energy crises during the past few years ... and have wholeheartedly lined their wallets and coffers with taxpayer's money.

While Spitz goes after these guys, the 'little' guy sees little benefit from the prosecution. The shareholders who benefit are the big dogs [yet again] .. the worker who has lost his pension is yet again screwed ...

Nice huh?

2:48 PM  
Anonymous 6 Miles. said...

and as for the 'people' letting Gas execs get away with it,

they get one helluva 'assist' if you will from the Oval itself.

if not for this 'assist', it just wouldn't happen....meaning if the Oval 'stopped' it,

guess what.

It wouldn't happen. No W isn't the root of ALL evil, but he certainly has a heavy hand along w/Crazy Cheney in the oil sector.

Hmm, seems to me, Iran has a spot of oil they have their eyes on.

And btw, why isn't Iraq providing the balance of oil to net-zero the payment of the Iraq 'invasion' as Bartlett and Bush Co said it would.

Seems to me, we have such helpful 'friends' there by the very name of


'nuf said.

It all stinks and eminates from the Oval itself.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They want oil AND global domination.

4:11 PM  
Blogger Kit Neill said...

I agree also with 6 miles and anon. War has such potential for runaway profits that it's as close as you can get to printing money more or less legally.

To learn the truth, follow the money. I would not be surprised to learn the same ones making gazillions from this war also had a hand along the way in stirring things up.

There has always been evil; it just feels more organized now, and therefore more frightening.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if Josh added more to his report or not but McCain and the whole commission knew.....


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