BRITISH JOURNALIST uncovered a memo to Tony Blair
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Monday, June 20, 2005 News Sports Business Op - Ed Living Features Health BRITISH JOURNALIST uncovered a memo to Tony Blair from his chief of foreign intelligence, written after a series of high-level meetings in Washington back in July of 2002 — months before Colin Powell's famous presentation to the United Nations. Basically, the memo states that the Bush administration was set on ousting Saddam Hussein despite the circumstances. Peace could have been given a chance, but Bush demanded peace only on his terms. He did not want to negotiate a settlement. He preferred confrontation, conflict and conquest. He wanted the world to see just how powerful America is so that no other upstart would try to take on America. His "Christian" conviction has instead become a "lying spirit" in his own mind and in the mouths of his advisers. And his self-righteousness has made him to stink in the nostrils of most of the world. No one loved Saddam, but now Bush has made him a martyr.
America is concerned for its own interests, and especially for the lifestyle of its people. Although the world envies that lifestyle, much of it is based on greed and selfishness, to the point that Americans feel they have a right to run the world and hog its resources. In their pride, they even wage war in the name of peace. But their pride and their arrogance irritate and exasperate many countries of the world. The wealth and riches of the U.S. will be sapped by this war, and the distrust of the rest of the world will bring about more and greater division in finances as well as in political matters.
Ted Rudow III,MAMenlo Park