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Why the Investigation, not Rove, is Important

Rove is not the reason that the leak investigation is so important to those of us who question the war in Iraq. It’s the information that the leak investigation uncovers about the President of The United States and his manipulation of the American people to get approval for an illegal and unjust attack of the sovereign nation of Iraq.
Was Saddam a ruthless dictator? Yes, but can we the United States attack another nation for thr sole purpose of regime change? No

Remember WMDs? Iraqi Freedom? Shared Ideology? Take the fight to them?

In 2003 President Bush stated that, "The British Government learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of Uranium from Africa." The CIA and Cheney were very interested in the link between Saddam and nuclear weapons prompting Joseph Wilson to be sent to investigate. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said, "Saddam has the design for a nuclear weapon", and was, "working on several methods of enriching Uranium and recently was discovered seeking significant quantities of Uranium from Africa."
This along with other significant intelligence was "fixed", according to our closest ally, by the United States government in order to justify an invasion of Iraq.
If lying about an extramarital affair is an impeachable offense, then lying to the American People in order to declare war on another country, killing thousands of people, crippling our economy, and being responsible for thousands of dead and wounded American soldiers, certainly should be.
This, not how much trouble a creepy little toad like Rove gets into, is the important and meaningful reason this investigation should continue to capture the attention of the American people.

Posted by Andre M. Hernandez at July 26, 2005 8:49 AM