(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
I posted this at the beginning of the Inquiry as testimony brought it forth:
Drip, drip, drip, “”He recalled noting that: “the dog didn’t bark – it grizzled.” Don’t forget – this ‘grizzling’ for regime change was 6 months BEFORE 9/11.””. drip, drip, drip, “”But there was a ‘sea change’ in attitude after the atrocities, with former national security adviser Condolezza Rice targeting Iraq on the very day of the outrage.””, drip, drip, drip, “”George Bush tried to make a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida in a conversation with Tony Blair three days after the 9/11 attacks, according to Blair’s foreign policy adviser of the time.””, drip, drip, drip, “”There was “a touching belief [in Washington] that we shouldn’t worry so much about the aftermath because it was all going to be sweetness and light”.””, drip, drip, drip, “”Boyce mentions the “dysfunctionalism” of Washington. He says that he would find himself briefing his American counterparts on what was happening in different parts of the US administration. Rumsfeld was not sharing information””, drip, drip, drip………..!
And now we get this news a Surprising twist, but hinted at, to the Brit Inquiry!!
With what came out very early in the testimony there, some above, about bringing up Saddam’s name and regime change before 9/11, on 9/11 and shortly after 9/11, it will be interesting to see who will testify and if any will try and save their souls, if any have one!
Will a canary or two sing?
20 March 2010 The Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq War could take an explosive new twist after it emerged that leading figures in George Bush’s administration have been asked to give evidence to it.
Requests are understood to have been made to Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Stephen Hadley Photo: EPA
Sources in Washington said the inquiry sent out emails “about three weeks ago” to senior officials in Mr Bush’s government including, it is believed, the former president himself.
Other requests are understood to have been made to Dick Cheney, Mr Bush’s vice-president, Condoleezza Rice, the former secretary of state, Donald Rumsfeld, the former US defence secretary, and Stephen Hadley, an ex-national security adviser – as well as to their deputies and senior assistants.
Members of Sir John Chilcot’s panel are believed to be willing to travel to the US to take evidence – almost certainly in private – on the administration’s policies between the 2003 invasion of Iraq and 2009.
While the most senior figures are reluctant to give evidence, Washington sources claim about 10 former officials, most involved in the post-invasion period, have agreed to do so.
The surprise development adds to the chances of Sir John’s inquiry producing a “smoking gun” on the key questions of whether Britain and the US adequately prepared for the conflict and whether it was justified under international law. –>–>–>
And will whatever they say come out for public scrutiny when the Inquiry is over and they write their results of?