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.

    • 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.

      • windship

        Or just write about it while they continue the grand chessgame in total freedom.

  • 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!

    • David Parker

      I don’t owe anyone anything: I didn’t agree to any “national” expenditure, I didn’t agree to “borrow” anything, I didn’t agree with any foreign invasion or unamerican socialist programs funded with fiat paper, and I didn’t get to spend any of it and I reject all hidden contracts and adhesion contracts.

      Pay the so-called “national debt” with a single piece of paper with a big enough number on it. As for China and all the other taxing jurisdictions that use the labor of their people to “buy” into the so-called “federal” (it isn’t) “reserve” (nothing but hot air and paper) “system” (the biggest counterfeiting racket in the world), that’s their problem. It is not up to me to bail them out of what they knew up front is a collosal ponzi scheme propped up by the hijacked US military.

      The federal reserve system handed out paper in exchange for the goods and services of we the people and did it through the mechanism of the unconstitutional lawless fiction known as today’s federal government. We the people need to roll back the federal government to the point where it is bound down by the chains of the Constitution. Better yet, we should throw out the whole mess and establish theonomy instead of attempting to perfect a necessarily flawed secular government. It can’t get any worse.

      David Parker

      • SibyllasStuff

        BRAVO!!! I’m learning so much online. I’m considering cancelling the TV part of the services we get. It is just entertainment.

  • 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.

        • windship

          Mossad’s pretty good at controlled demolition too.

    • 1984

      This doesn’t however help those who think it is a conspiracy. If they had 9/11 planned since long then why not simply keep quiet about this?

  • wunsacon

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

  • Lol @ ‘how start?’

    • windship

      That’s Cheney’s pet goat for ya.

  • 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,

    • David Parker

      I must add how many other men women and children have been murdered in these foreign wars. Blowing up children has a very detrimental effect on any man. As one Vietnam veteran said, “We won: Try to find someone my age in Vietnam.”

      Wholesale murder for the power and profit of a few. That’s why there is a hell. They don’t get away with it.

      David Parker

      • Bill

        Unfortunately, there is no hell except the hell on earth that these people create.

    • Ty Mellon

      U.S. Forces haven’t been deployed in defense of our country since WWII. 🙁

  • 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.

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

  • windship

    Useful stuff for this Pentagoon’s visit to the Hague.

  • Look at the sample indictment of Rudy Giuliani, et. al.

  • Terry Petty

    We need to declassify the Secret 28 pages to interpret this. Obama might declassify it on his way out the door. Both houses have bills asking to declassify the Secret 28 pages of the 9/11 report, but no one will touch it. Must be some bad news about GWB and Cheney.

    • SibyllasStuff

      Ya think? I tell people to wake up. Now that I am seeing how “security services” have changed the way things are done and daily we are told who to be angry with, it doesn’t get better.
      Sandy Hook was an illusion – a hoax. Follow the money if you are online, watch “We Need to Talk About Sandy Hook” and follow what Wolfgang Halbig has uncovered about the whole charade and ultimately where the money came from and whose agenda is it – and if the media – including NPR says over and over and over and over how we should “view” the situation, and you recognize that the same 82 people/corporations have as much wealth as the rest of the people, perhaps it is time to plant a garden, go to meetings and stop watching the lamestream news which just repeats over and over and over the same thing. Right now, the “news” is the election circus. Hey what about the TPP that our present president plans (at the behest of the globalists ) to “sign” so that the likes of the Canadian OIL entity can sue the gov’t and the population for voting down the Keystone Pipeline because it interfers with their profits and the shipment of nasty stuff from the north to the south in order to . . . . . . ?? make more money?? make us safer?? and then use the waste product from these destructive processes to spray in the air to “combat” global warming? Gee whiz. I just read an article about the ice melting in Greenland – mostly at night when there now is a greater cloud covering. Yesterday I watched overhead as white jets spewed out trails of stuff and then the sky became overcast – and I would imagine like a blanket does not allow the heat of the day to go back out and allow the heat to rise. Isn’t that basic, folks? Apologies for long windedness, but oh well. There must be another way of living other than a few profit and the rest have to suffer for it.

  • Paul Gianni

    OBVIOUSLY the common denominator is oil, but how does it factor into the equation? Research the birth of the petro-dollar (US dollar backed by Saudi petroleum, not gold) and understand that Sadam Hussein’s major crime was the intent to sell oil for Euros.

  • FrenchAnonymusGuy

    Hello everybody,

    I’m french and don’t really know how does your administration work. I’m surprised that this kind of documents can be produced to the population. What is this “declassification” process that gives the american people the mean to know all the horror of the way their government treat human being? Why don’t they just burn all this stuff? It seems so strange for me. Anyway, I’m “happy” for US people having this possibility to control their administration. I hope it will continue always and always…