Nov 9, 2006

The Truth About Gates...

Gates Has History of Manipulating Intelligence

"If confirmed, Gates would arguably be overseeing a war that removed a dictator he personally helped to prop up. Tom Harkin, a senator from Iowa, described Gates's role in intelligence sharing operations with Iraq during a time when the United States helped arm Saddam Hussein in Iraq's war against Iran."

"I also have doubts and questions about Mr. Gates's role in the secret intelligence sharing operation with Iraq," Harkin said during Gates's confirmation hearings on November 7, 1991. "Robert Gates served as assistant to the director of the CIA in 1981 and as deputy director for intelligence from 1982 to 1986. In that capacity, he helped develop options in dealing with the Iran-Iraq war, which eventually evolved into a secret intelligence liaison relationship with Saddam Hussein's Iraq. Gates was in charge of the directorate that prepared the intelligence information that was passed on to Iraq. He testified that he was also an active participant in the operation during 1986. The secret intelligence sharing operation with Iraq was not only a highly questionable and possibly illegal operation, but also may have jeopardized American lives and our national interests. The photo reconnaissance, highly sensitive electronic eavesdropping, and narrative texts provided to Saddam may not only have helped him in Iraq's war against Iran, but also in the recent gulf war." <more>

Mr. President, we can do better than Robert Gates.

19 Comments:

Anonymous e said...

Top of the mornin'
Maybe gates is the Human shredder..perveracator..eraser..history irradicator...to cover up...;)

maybe this is what the prez will be about for the next 2 years...Bush's Brain will be in chare of the shredder..or takin' it all to daddy's library...

6:34 AM  
Anonymous e said...

Charge

7:08 AM  
Anonymous e said...

http://www.huffingtonpost.
com/andrew-gumbel/karl-rove-realigned_b_33668.html

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is going to PAPA's people to get him out of his mess.

Most 2nd terms have a great deal of turnover.The last time Clintons-they impeached his butt.

Bush and Co have much more to investigate.He has more to lose.

His Legacy-------forget it------

7:56 AM  
Blogger t said...

Good Morning JB's,

That Dubya...just when you think he has had the worst possible person in the job, he goes and finds a replacement even worse than the original!

Legacy of the Bush adminstration? REPEATED FAILURE-but that should come as no surprise to anyone following Dubya's track record...

8:40 AM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

Good Morning Justice Bloggers and Fitzie...

I'm glad you posted this about Gates...I had a post on an earlier thread questioning the stupidity of Dumbsfeld's replacement...

Dumbya never learns...he might as well replace Rumsfeld with our darling Harriet Miers!!! I hope Congress has the balls to stand up to Dumbya on this one.

9:31 AM  
Anonymous the iceberg said...

Bush is just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

9:33 AM  
Anonymous the Titanic said...

What icerberg?

9:47 AM  
Anonymous do your homework said...

Personally, anyone connected to Poppy should be a red flag to anyone. It is appalling how much that family has gotten away with it. At the very least, the friends of Poppy helping Jr. seem to have a conflict of interest.

I remember when people thought GHWB was a dead weight VP during the Reagan years...oh my, how foolish we Americans can be. Our youth and their futures continue to suffer so much from this crime family of Bushes and "friends".

9:54 AM  
Anonymous done my homework said...

I couldn't agree more!

10:00 AM  
Anonymous throw the damn flags, refs! said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/
15627055/site/newsweek/

Nov. 8, 2006 - President George W. Bush's Iraq policy is now in the political equivalent of receivership—a bankrupt project that is about to be placed in the hands of the worldly-wise pragmatists who surrounded the president's own father. Think of them as receivers in bankruptcy, looking for ways to salvage America's military and moral assets after a post-September 11 adventure that voters (and most of the rest of the world) concluded was a waste of blood and treasure.

Think of them protecting their OWN best interests not what is best for all Americans or Iraqis.

Poppy is the puppet master.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous never did my homework said...

y'all give me a break, i'm the president and you can't hold me accountable for anything.

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've always said Dub was a sock puppet with dads hand up his ass.

10:24 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

The more things change...the more they stay the same!

Top o' the mornin JBs and FBs.

To Nancy Pelosi: Madam House Leader, please take a stick with you to lunch today. Impeachment hearings (sort of like a "time out") as a deterrent to the spoiled, entitled little boy currently sitting in the oval office who seems to feel that having a temper tantrum to get his way is good public/international policy.

10:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

www.waynemadsenreport.com

ember 9, 2006 -- How many Democratic senators who voted against the confirmation of Robert Gates to be CIA director in 1991 will vote against him to be Defense Secretary?

The following current Senate Democratic senators voted against the confirmation of Robert Gates as CIA director on November 5, 1991: Max Baucus (MT), Joe Biden (DE), Jeff Bingaman (NM), Kent Conrad (ND), Chris Dodd (CT), Tom Harkin (IA), Ted Kennedy (MA), John Kerry (MA), Frank Lautenberg (NJ), Carl Levin (MI), and Jay Rockefeller (WV).

Current Democratic incumbents who voted to confirm Gates included Dan Akaka (HI), Bob Byrd (WV), Dan Inouye (HI), Herb Kohl (WI), Pat Leahy (VT), Joe Lieberman (CT), Barbara Mikulski (MD), and Harry Reid (NV). Republican Senator Orrin Hatch did not vote.

These senators were concerned about the role of Gates in the Iran-Contra scandal and did not believe him to be suitable to head the intelligence agency. Word from veteran intelligence officers: Gates is dirty.

10:38 AM  
Anonymous just wondering... said...

Do you think that the Franklin Coverup has anything to do with Iran-Contra?

2:27 PM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

The more things change...the more they stay the same.

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Maureen said...

First things first, for Mr. Gates and his old friend Saddam...

As I'm always a tad aside from the point, I wanna tell you how I was just last night playing that little wordgame "hangman" with my little girls tonight. Ick! You, know, make a stickman for all the letters you miss in the word...

And I kept thinking of Saddam hanging, then, of course, our friends George and Dick and Karl, guilty as sin and just as responsible for all those disputed numbers of deaths. I bet Americans can easily envision Saddam dangling from the rope but just ask them to envision their own president, just as guilty...If you're a "Lonesome Dove" fan remember how yucky it was watching Robert Ulrich's character hang, even though he kinda deserved it...

And I thought, somebody should intervene here somewhere and see to it that Mr. Saddam, shaker of the Rummy's hand , doesn't hang, cuz things could get really ugly. Hangings look ugly to me even on the piece of paper in front of my face in a little kid's wordgame!

We need to stop this charade quick; if U.S. policy makers are the puppetmasters behind this hanging of a guy we previously empowered, we need to stop it. It gives me the creeps.

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates of Texas .......Texas A & M ?
Aren't they already an NSA partner?
George let's all his friends hack in ........NO SHIT !

1:11 AM  

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