Big War Lie
Colin Powell has been lying when
he claims that the members of the security council intended UN
Resolution 1441 to be a call for war.
first draft of 1441 authorized member states to use "ALL
NECESSARY MEANS" to restore international peace and security
in the area. But not all members wanted an automatic war resolution.
from France, and Russia saw the final resolution remove any reference
to "all necessary means" replacing it with a much softer
line that Iraq will "face serious consequences" after
the Security Council has met to "consider the situation"."1
It was clear to those writting the Resolution that it does not
Powell knew this too:
At the time when Resolution
1441 was being written,
Colin Powell explained the process:
"I can assure you if he doesn't comply this time,
we are going to ask the U.N. to give authorization for
all necessary means"
media knows that the language was chosen to make it clear that
war was not being authorized. When the Resolution that
authorized the Gulf War was written it said "all necessary
means"which meant war. As 1441 was being written, the words
"all necessary means" were taken out and "face
serious consequences" was put in.
Yet the media lets Powell get away with
But now that the Bush administration
wants war, Colin Powell Lies, "Either
the international community's will has meaning or does not
have meaning, and in 1441 a clear standard was laid down
and it said Iraq is in violation, it is guilty and has been
guilty for 12 years, it must come into compliance, if it
does not come into compliance serious consequences must
Everybody knew what that meant - it meant military action
would be required, and leader after leader has stood up
to stand behind the meaning of that resolution to include
President Bush and Prime Minister Blair. "
Colin Powell knows damn well that everybody
knew it DIDN'T mean military action. That is
why the wording was changed, to make it clear it didn't mean
that. And at the time the Resolution was being written, Powell
was admitting it too since he said that the US would go back to
the UN to ask for authorization.
Colin Powell serves the illegal war agenda and LIES by claiming
that "face serious consequences" means war and he ignores
the INTENTIONALLY dropped wording "ALL NECESSARY MEANS",
which could have been interpreted as an authorization of war.
Now he lies and he counts on the media pretending they don't remember
what he said when 1441 was being written.
Donald Rumsfeld decieves the public.
Rumsfeld told CNBC last November's resolution on Iraq clearly
anticipated military action upon continued defiance by Iraq. "Pretty
clear language, and they all knew what they were voting for. These
are people who can read," Rumsfeld said. Rumsfeld is being
deceptive and the media plays along. Condoleezza Rice plays
the game too, "The next material breach by Saddam Hussein
has got to have serious consequences. I think it's pretty clear
what that may mean."