This is the new blog...CONFESSION ZERO


Obama And The First Big Lie Of The 21st Century

If by "big lie" you are thinking of the one concerning Saddam Hussein's WMDs and links with al'Qaeda, then you would be in error. That would be the second big lie of the 21st century. However, you would be correct in assuming that the first big lie of the 21st century involved Bush and Co. nevertheless.

What is that first big lie? President Obama parrotted it himself (emphasis added):


Under the banner of this domestic unity and international legitimacy — and only after the Taliban refused to turn over Osama bin Laden — we sent our troops into Afghanistan.
Oh, really?
Let us now take another look at the justifications put forth by the Bush administration for the Afghanistan war, as laid out by President Bush's address on October 7, 2001 (emphasis mine):
"On my orders, the United States military has begun strikes against Al Qaeda terrorist training camps and military installations of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

These carefully targeted actions are designed to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations and to attack the military capability of the Taliban regime (...).

I gave Taliban leaders a series of clear and specific demands: Close terrorist training camps. Hand over leaders of the Al Qaeda network, and return all foreign nationals, including American citizens unjustly detained in our country.

None of these demands were met
. And now, the Taliban will pay a price
Hence why the war in Afghanistan is deemed to this day a "just" war, meant to capture/destroy al Qaeda (especially their leader Osama bin Laden), the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks.

Putting aside the fact that the Taliban was never a terrorist organization to begin with, here are some interesting, seldom known, truths concerning the Taliban's "refusal" to hand over bin Laden:
a) From September 28 to October 4, 2001, the Taliban negotiated and agreed to extradite bin Laden to Pakistan in order to place him before an international tribunal, with the court free to decide whether to try him on the spot or hand him over to America - but Pakistan President Musharraf killed the deal in the end;

b) In the morning of October 7, 2001 (a few hours before Bush's address and the beginning of the war), the Taliban offered to try bin Laden themselves - but the White House rejected the offer;

c) On October 14, 2001, the Taliban offered to hand bin Laden over to the U.S., provided that proof was shown that he was responsible for 9/11 - but this offer was likewise flatly rejected by the White House.
Ergo: in its (incompetent) desire to rush into war, the White House effectively lied about the Taliban's refusal to hand over bin Laden in order to cover up ... their desire to rush into war.
Hope for change?

More like meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

And as for the USA getting out in 2011 - again, I'll believe it when I see it ... indeed.

I wonder whether my own Canadian Prime Poseur will increase the number of Canadians troops in Afghanistan to help President Obama meet his desired 10000 additional NATO troops ...

(Cross-posted from APOV)

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