Thursday, June 22, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Frontline's Show on Cheney's Iraq War

FRONTLINE presents
Tuesday, June 20, 2006, 9 to 10:30 P.M. ET on PBS

The Frontline Show titled "The Dark Side" showed how Cheney outsmarted the CIA and its former boss George Tenet and prodded Bush and his administration to wage war against Iraq using shoddy evidence of weapons of mass destruction. Former CIA officials who resigned or stayed on under duress spoke on tape about how Tenet knowing there was no strong or convincing evidence that Iraq was involved with Al Quada or that Saddam Husseing had WMD's traded his self respect and integrity for a place at the table in the White House. As one official put it and I am just paraphrasing " Tenet preferred being a player to telling the truth as he saw it to the President".

The show pointed out how power shifted from the CIA to the Pentagon which is under Cheney's command after Tenet's betrayal and the consequent series of resignations that emanated from the CIA after Bush made the decision to go to war with Iraq. CIA official left because they believed Bush should not be in power and that the War against Iraq was wrong. We must be living in strange times when the CIA looks less sinister and off base than those who run the White House. Hope the show run again soon and that the information from" The Dark Side" gets out to the public instead of just the garbage war propaganda we usually hear.