Newly-Released Memo by Donald Rumsfeld Proves Iraq War Started On False Pretenses

Everyone Knew Iraq Had No WMDS … and Was Not Behind Anthrax Attacks or 9/11

Everyone knew that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.

Indeed, Secretary of State Colin Powell’s chief of staff – Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson – just said that Powell knew that there were no WMDs:

I wonder what will happen when we put 500,000 troops into Iraq and comb the country from one end to the other and find nothing

(starting at 6:43 into video).

It has been extensively documented that the White House decided to invade Iraq before 9/11:

Indeed, neoconservatives planned regime change .

George W. Bush, John McCain, Sarah Palin, a high-level National Security Council officer, Alan Greenspan and others all say that the Iraq war was really about oil.

But war is sold just like soda or toothpaste … and so a false justification needs to be concocted.

The government tried to falsely blame the anthrax attacks on Iraq as a justification for war:

When Congress was originally asked to pass the Patriot Act in late 2001, the anthrax attacks which occurred only weeks earlier were falsely blamed on spooky Arabs as a way to scare Congress members into approving the bill. Specifically:


George Bush throughout 2002 routinely featured “anthrax” as one of Saddam’s scary weapons.

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, President Bush and VP Cheney all falsely linked Iraq with 9/11 … and the entire torture program was aimed at establishing such a false linkage.

A new book by NBC News and Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff adds details, including a memo written by Rumsfeld in November 2001 – a year and a quarter before the start of the Iraq war – asking how to start a war against Iraq, and suggesting as one potential “justification” for war:

  • How start?


US discovers Saddam connection to Sept. 11 attack or to anthrax?

The Bush administration launched the Iraq war under false pretenses … unfortunately, Obama is no better.

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  • wunsacon

    And where are NRA members on this issue?? They’re not just asleep/neutral. They tend to support Rumsfeld, the neocons, etc. Ask them about Kissinger and Jane Fonda and see which one they bitch about.

  • wunsacon

    And where are NRA members on this issue?? They’re not just asleep/neutral. They tend to support Rumsfeld, the neocons, etc. Ask them about Kissinger and Jane Fonda and see which one they bitch about.

  • Jody Paulson

    Exhibit A: Rummy belongs in jail.

    • Audio7

      Better add Wolfowitz, Rice, Feith, Cheney, and Bush to that perp walk.

      • dsk

        This current admin is even worse. They’re more in your face….send them all to jail….in fact…both parties of congress.

    • John Edward Kendrick

      Waterboard Rummy, as needed, to elicit confession and to turn states’ evidence against others. Larry Silverstein, Dov Zakheim, Philip Zelikow, deceiving mass media moguls and thousands more should be rounded up and interrogated. Seize their assets under RICO (racketeering) statutes.

  • Washington76

    There are 545 Directly, Legally, Morally, Individually Responsible for every problem America faces. 1 President, 9 on the Supreme Court, 100 in the Senate, 435 in the House of Representatives. This is it in nut shell!

    We MUST repeal the PATRIOT Act! NOW!

  • Washington76

    2.3 TRillion Dollars Missing from DOD The Day before 9/11/2001

    9/10/2001: Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon

    Does anybody know what has come of this? Or is this why we went to war on 9/11?

    • ewephoriayarns

      We went to war for the same reason we always do–someone(s) made a LOT of money off killing people, and probably thinks it’s fun, too.

      • oldcoyote

        It’s a well known fact the jew banksters finance both sides of the wars the jews start. Think of the usury they make on the multi-trillions of dollars they create out of thin air.

  • wunsacon

    Pinochet and Kissinger walked or walk freely around most of the globe for most of their lives. Rummy probably will, too.

  • Joey D’Fixer

    Lol @ ‘how start?’

  • Bruce Jala

    Just think of how you would feel if you were an armed forces veteran that served in Gulf War 1 or 2 thinking that you were defending America’s security interests, and then found out the war was manufactured to support corporate interests. How many Americans lost their lives, or soldiers disabled in this war for oil and support of the arms industry? To the aware individual, this should not come as a shock,

  • Tom Bailey

    bush and all his cronies need to be in prison.

  • Spotlight

    The criminals and secret oaths traitors that have established themselves over our systems of government and finance are predatory and have contempt for citizen government. They will derail any investigation or fair hearing to prevent their partners in crime from falling because if they didn’t the coalition of corruption would begin to unravel. Those brave souls willing to oppose and expose their crimes risks career and life and often loose one or both. Example-Chip Tatum, Ted Gunderson and William Cooper and hundreds more I am sure. We must engage them first by becoming informed citizens. It is through knowledge of history, constitution, government and due process that we discover how to effectively push back and assert our rights. We along with our posterity have a stake in the outcome.

  • oldman67

    Iraq was just one of the countries mentioned in Which Path to Persia.

  • Kevin Kato

    Including Sarah Palin’s opinion on this or any matter hardly bolsters the case.