I submitted a comment, but it didn't pass the censors. I can post it here, though, passing my self-censorship:
The anonymous official should be easy to identify. All it will take is a grand jury. Starting a war because you were "looking for somebody's ass to kick" is mass murder. MASS MURDER. Worse by far than Newtown, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, John Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Ed Gein put together.
Families of fallen service members should file charges. The American people, who have been harmed, should file charges. Iraqis, individual and collective, should file charges. The UN should file charges. The International Criminal Court should file charges.
Now that we know for sure that the Bush regime faked its intelligence about Iraq, we might want to ask what else they faked. Like their version of the 911 attacks, and their activities before and after.
This news follows by a couple of weeks the story in the Guardian, in which renowned New Yorker columnist Seymour Hersh said the Obama Administration's version of the killing of Osama bin Laden is completely false. Not much was said about it here because we were too distracted with the theatrics of the "Shutdown."
Today we learned that the NSA has been conducting massive spying on French citizens, 70.3 million calls in a thirty day period. Obama called the French president to apologize.
There is a pattern to all this. Not a "conspiracy," as some would have it, but a pattern. Decision makers in high places act in secret, and they act on behalf of themselves and those they wish to please. This is the nature of the mass system. Democracy and accountability mean something in this reality, but not much. The NSA spies all over the world on everyone it can because it can. It has the technology and the budget. The Bush regime could invade "Iraq" because it could get away with it, and there was money to be made. No matter that a million "Iraqis" have died as a result. They don't matter when you're having fun.
The human species will learn eventually. Meanwhile, I've been mulling over some Woody Allen wisdom lately. This little vignette makes for a great followup. It all evens out in the end.
It's been a busy day. The New York Times saw fit to print a comment I wrote.
I managed to pass the Huffington Post censors on a comment about "entitlements."
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