Skip to comments.The Dark Side of PBS, Part 2
Posted on 07/31/2006 7:35:20 AM PDT by pissant
The PBS Frontline documentary, "The Dark Side," about the events leading up to the war in Iraq, was guilty of some of the same charges it leveled against Vice President Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. These officials were accused of manipulating information in order to get us involved in Iraq. But PBS itself manipulated information to make the administration look bad, even dishonest.
The theme, which has been common in the media, is that the Bush administration was determined to go to war against Iraq almost from its first days in office. We've heard this from Richard Clarke, the counterterrorism expert who was on the White House National Security Council under both Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. His book Against All Enemies, will soon be a TV miniseries. We also heard it from Ron Suskind in his book written with former Treasury secretary Paul O'Neill, The Price of Loyalty.
In fact, there was no rush to war. President Bush went to the Senate in 2002 for an authorization to use force. He then went to the United Nations, where he was successful in obtaining unanimous passage of Security Council Resolution 1441, providing Saddam Hussein one more chanceit was the 17th such resolution calling on him to fully cooperate in the destruction of his acknowledged weapons of mass destruction and the programs to produce more. As Bush was still considering his options, he was the skeptical one as he questioned then-CIA director Tenet on the evidence of WMD in Iraq. That's when Tenet gave the famous answer, "It's a slam-dunk."
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PBS = Propaganda Broadcasting System
Created by LBJ.
I don't want another cent spent on these vermin.
ANd continually supported by dems and pubbies alike, to their eternal shame.
Waste deep in the Big Muddy and the Big Fool said, "push on."
Created by LBJ.
Just another part of his legacy that is eating up taxpayer dollars. Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, welfare, generations of welfare queens. The old man is dead, but his legacy lives on, and WE are paying for it. The gift that keeps on giving.
About 3 years ago Frontline did a special of Saddam's maniacal pursuit of WMDs. About 3 weeks ago Frontline did a special of Vice President Cheney cooking the intelligence books to make the public believe there were WMDs in Iraq.
Well Frontline, were you lying then or are you lying now!
Of course there were WMDs. You didn't need the CIA to tell you so, you could have read it in the papers or seen it on PBS.