‘The American public has been told many differing things about the war in Iraq, about the costs and casualty projections and even about scientific reports. As time passes the facts, behind the lies we have been told, are becoming clear.Creative Writing Classes in the Bush Administration’

Going into the to the war with Iraq, the American people were repeatedly told that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and those weapons posed an imminent threat to the United States. Then they were told that Iraq also had a working relationship with Al Qaeda therefore some connections with the tragedy of 9/11 On August 26, 2002 Vice President Dick Cheney said, ‘there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.’ On October 7, 2002, the President said ‘the Iraqi regime possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is seeking nuclear weapons.’ Then on January 9, 2003 ‘We know for a fact there are weapons there.’

On March 16, 2003, Vice President Cheney said, ‘we believe Saddam has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.’ Months after the President declared victory in October of 2003, David Kay, the Administration’s man in Iraq for finding weapons of mass destruction, said he had yet to find any weapons of mass destruction.

Speaking before both the House and the Senate, the President in his State of the Union address, declared that ‘the British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.’ It has since become abundantly clear that the president knew this was as false statement. An inquiry from the Vice President almost a year before the start of the war had prompted the CIA to send Ambassador Joseph Wilson to Africa to check out those same allegations. He reported that Saddam Had not attempted to obtain Uranium from Niger. So Bush knew well that it was a lie when he told it, leading us into the present fiasco.

White House adviser, Larry Lindsey, . was fired for telling a reasonable projected amount of Dollars for the Iraqi war. Bush’s Middle East mediator. Anthony Zinni, a retired Marine general, told a foreign policy forum in October that Bush had far more pressing foreign policy priorities than Iraq and suggested there could be a prolonged, difficult aftermath to a war. Suddenly his job was not renewed. There were threats of reprisals against Troops stationed in Iraq if they publicly criticized the war. Congress was warned by Eric Shinseki, that they would need several hundred thousand troops so promptly Defense Secretary Rumsfeld and Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz criticized Shinseki.

Countless Iraqi civilians are now dead, nearly 2,000 American troops are dead, and a once beautiful nation lies in ruins. Larry Lindsey, White House adviser was fired because he told a newspaper that an Iraq war could cost $200 billion. When he publicly challenged President Bush’s claim that Iraq had tried to buy uranium ore from Africa, Ambassador Wilson’s wife’s name was leaked. It could have cost her life, as she was a CIA agent. So perhaps it should be seen as attempted murder. A Grand Jury investigation is in progress.

On top of the war situations being creatively edited there are scientific reports also being edited to suit the administration. Reuters – Wed Jun 8, reported WASHINGTON – ‘A White House official, who previously worked for the American Petroleum Institute, has repeatedly edited government climate reports in a way that downplays links between greenhouse gas emissions and global warming,’ The New York Times reported on Wednesday. ‘Philip Cooney, chief of staff for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, made changes to descriptions of climate research that had already been approved by government scientists and their supervisors, the newspaper said, citing internal documents.’ It is reported that Philip A. Cooney in 2002 and 2003, removed or adjusted descriptions of climate research that government scientists and their supervisors, including some senior Bush administration officials, had already approved. In many cases, the changes appeared in the final reports. The dozens of changes, while sometimes as subtle as the insertion of the phrase ‘significant and fundamental’ before the word ‘uncertainties,’ tend to produce an air of doubt about findings that most climate experts say are robust. In other words Cooney changes hard facts into soft questions and in so doing, turned scientific fact into administrative lies.

Dr. Mary Majayda clergylady2@juno.com From: Assorted handwritten notes made during assorted evening TV news broadcasts Reuters – Wed Jun 8, 2005 reported WASHINGTON on Philip A. Cooney Mary Majayda holds both a Masters and a Doctorate in Theology and Counseling and is a member of an American Association of Counselors. Having owned and operated a private school for 22 years she has taught every class and grade from 1st through 12th grade in High School and some college level classes.