James Risen, co-author of the NYT article exposing illegal wiretapping on U.S. citizens has a new book out about that and other damning revelations about Bushco and the Iraq war. He is seen here on NBC’s Today Show:
(hat tip C&L)
Risen makes a few key points (also highlighted at Crooks and Liars):
- 12 or more officials blew the whistle on this, all described as being “motivated by the purest of reasons”
- Bush may have suggested that pain medication be withheld from detainees, beginning the slippery slope to Abu Ghraib
- Before the war, intelligence gathered by Iraqi-Americans sent to find out about WMDs was ignored – the administration sent them
- Foreign policy was radicalized at the hands of Rumsfeld, Tenet, Cheney, Rice and a few others who would not allow career professionals in the State Department to participate.
Foreign policy radicalized? PNAC anyone? It is a matter of national security to remove these dangerous people from any leadership role in this country post-haste.