Rep. Paul Kanjorski, a 12-term congressman, said that shortly before Congress was scheduled to vote on authorizing military force against Iraq, top officials of the CIA showed select members of Congress three photographs it alleged were Iraqi Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), better known as drones. Kanjorski said he was told that the drones were capable of carrying nuclear, biological, or chemical agents, and could strike 1,000 miles inland of east coast or west coast cities,” Walter Brasch writes for Counterpunch. “Kanjorski said he and four or five other congressmen in the room were told UAVs could be on freighters headed to the U.S. Both secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and President Bush wandered into and out of the briefing room, Kanjorski said.”
Of course, this was nothing short of a brazen lie—but apparently a lie at least a few Congress critters bought hook, line, and sinker, not really surprising as discernment—to say nothing of higher mental ability—seems to be in short supply in the District of Criminals. It really is quite remarkable how easily Congress was bamboozled by Neocon lies and threadbare fabrications. As the mass murder campaign against Iran gears up, only time will tell if Congress will be swindled once again—that is if the Neocons even bother with Congress this time around.
Kanjorski said it was the second time he was called to the White House for a briefing. He had opposed giving the President the powers to go to war, and said that he hadn’t changed his mind after a first meeting. Until he saw the pictures, Kanjorski said, “I hadn’t thought that Iraq was a threat.” That second meeting changed everything. After he left that meeting, said Kanjorski, he was willing to give the President the authorization he wanted since the drones “represented an imminent danger.”
Kanjorski said he went to see Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), a retired Marine colonel. Murtha, said Kanjorski, “turned white” when told about the drones; Murtha, a former intelligence officer, believed that such information was classified.
Several years later, Kanjorski said he learned that the pictures were “a g*d-d@**ed lie,” apparently taken by CIA photographers in the desert in the southwest of the U.S. The drone story itself had already been disproved, although not many major media carried that story.
Recall Bush claiming Saddam Hussein had at his disposal “a growing fleet of manned and unmanned aerial vehicles” he said “could be used to disperse chemical or biological weapons across broad areas” and according to Bush’s Neocon script the Iraqis were “exploring ways of using these UAVs for missions targeting the United States,” nothing short of a remarkable feat as Iraq was suffering under a draconian sanctions regime at the time. Recall, as well, around about the time Bush made his preposterous claim—or rather a preposterous claim proffered by neocon “minds” ensconced in traitorous AEI and PNAC “think tanks”—the above photo appeared in the corporate media.
How many Americans believed the pathetic model pictured above—on par with a fifth grader’s science fair project—was indeed a sophisticated drone capable of reaching the United States by way of a ship departing from a country under embargo at the time remains to be calculated. Suffice it to say there is no shortage of chumps and easy marks in the United States, at least a few of them Congress critters.
Get ready for a re-run, for as con-man Joseph “Paper Collar Joe” Bessimer famously stated, there is “a sucker born every minute… and two to take ‘em.”
All of this murder and mayhem is based on a mountain of lies. The dumb sheeple back the war because they're scared witless, brainwashed with faux patriotism, or think that we need to expend a little blood for the sake of cheap oil. It's all LIES. Lindsey Williams explains why in this short video.