by punkie999

07 December 2007

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George W. Bush planned the Iraq war from the first National Security Council meeting on, long before the 9/11 attacks took place. This was revealed by Paul O'Neill, former Treasury Secretary under George W. Bush in his book "The Price of Loyalty".


Although this story was already published in 2004, it got only little attention, although it is clearly very important. This clip features excerpts of the interview that "60 minutes" conducted with Paul O'Neill.


Take it from an insider:

George W. Bush wanted to attack Iraq all along, and 9/11 just gave him the right excuse.

It's that simple.


The following generations will have to live with the terrible consequences of these reckless actions.



From Wikipedia

The Price of Loyalty - George W. Bush, the White House, and the Education of Paul O'Neill, a 2004 book, described the Bush administration during Paul O'Neill's tenure as Secretary of the Treasury.

Written by former Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind, the book says Bush's economic policies were irresponsible, Bush was unquestioning and uncurious, and the war in Iraq was planned from the first National Security Council meeting, soon after the administration took office.

The book was based on extensive interviews with O'Neill and numerous documents O'Neill received during his job as Treasury Secretary.



About Paul O'Neill

He began his public service as a computer systems analyst with the Veterans Administration, where he served from 1961 to 1966.


He joined the United States Office of Management and Budget in 1967, and was deputy director of OMB from 1974 to 1977. After President Gerald Ford lost the 1976 election, O'Neill took an executive job at the International Paper Company in New York City. He was vice president of the company from 1977 to 1985 and president from 1985 to 1987.

In 1988, he was approached by President George H. W. Bush to be Secretary of Defense. O'Neill declined, but recommended Dick Cheney for the position. Bush then pursued O'Neill to chair an advisory group on education that included Lamar Alexander, Bill Brock, and Richard Riley. Under O'Neill's leadership, the group recommended national standards and unified testing standards.

O'Neill was chairman and CEO of the Pittsburgh industrial giant Alcoa from 1987 to 1999, and retired as chairman at the end of 2000. His reign was extremely successful, as the company's revenues increased from $1.5 billion in 1987 to $23 billion in 2000 and O'Neill's personal fortune grew to $60 million.

In 1995, O'Neill was made chairman of the RAND Corporation.

O'Neill was appointed Secretary of the Treasury by George W. Bush. O'Neill was a somewhat outspoken member of the administration, often saying things to the press that went against the administration's party line, and doing unusual things like taking a tour of Africa with singer Bono.

His book claims that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq was not a reaction to the attacks of September 11, but was instead a campaign in the planning stages ever since Bush took office, with potential oil spoils charted in early documents.

Rather than denying his allegations, Bush officials attacked O'Neill's credibility, while answering that regime change in Iraq had been official U.S. policy since 1998, three years before Bush took office. However, O'Neill's claims called into question the relationship of the Iraq occupation to the post-9/11 War on Terrorism.

After documents containing classified information were shown during a 60 Minutes interview in which O'Neill promoted the book, a Department of Treasury investigation concluded in 2004 that no laws were violated, but that inadequate document handling policies at Treasury had allowed 140 documents, which should have been marked classified, to be entered into a computer system for unclassified documents.


The documents were amongst those subsequently released to O'Neill in response to a legal document request.








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