CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

Archive for February 20th, 2011

* Colin Powell blames others for his own disgraceful conduct in promoting the Bush/Cheney “war of choice” in Iraq

Posted by DXer on February 20, 2011

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see prior post …

* Powell claims Saddam has anthrax and the means to deliver it

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CBSNews reports (2/16/11) …

  • in an interview with The Guardian, Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has called on the CIA and Pentagon to explain why they failed to notify him of unreliability of a key source who claimed knowledge of Saddam Hussein’s bio-weapons capability.

source: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/02/16/501364/main20032561.shtml

LMW COMMENT …

  • Colin Powell had every reason to doubt the information pandered by the Bush/Cheney crowd, and he was certainly positioned to find out for himself.
  • The best spin on the matter is that Powell did not have the courage and the independence to investigate.
  • The worst spin is that he knew the truth – no WMD, no anthrax – and supported the call for war anyway.
  • This is the most disgraceful episode of Powell’s otherwise mostly distinguished career and he compounds the problem now by blaming others for his own shortcomings and moral inadequacies.

It is a premise of my novel CASE CLOSED,

fictional as I wrote it but I believe worthy of investigation,

that the Bush/Cheney crowd did not want the anthrax case to be solved

because it was a valuable component in their case of lies

to convince Congress and the American people

to support their “war of choice” in Iraq.

Colin Powell’s disgraceful testimony at the UN

was a major part of making that case.

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CASE CLOSED is a novel about the FBI’s failed investigation

of the 2001 anthrax attacks

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read the opening scene of CASE CLOSED …

* CASE CLOSED – opening scene … the DIA re-investigates the FBI’s failed case

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* buy CASE CLOSED at amazon *

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