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Just for the record, let me tell you that the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence today released a report about Iraq. If you want to read the full text, you can find it here.

What does the report say? In summary, it says that Saddam Hussein had fuck-all to do with al-Qaeda, that in fact he distrusted the fuckers deeply because they were mad Islamic fundamentalist crazy bastards and he was afraid they wanted to overthrow him, and furthermore that he refused all their requests of help. He also had no weapons of mass destruction.

So there you have it. Officially, from the US Senate, confirmation that Iraq had nothing whatever to do with the 9-11 attacks. Well, we all knew this, didn’t we? Of course we did. All of us except two hundred million Americans. And still we hear W and Rumsfeld pumping out the Big Lie.

Look. This is what the Senate report says:

No nukes
No chemical weapons
No biological weapons
No Islamic extremists
No 9-11 plot
No support for al Qaeda

Right. So why the fuck did they invade him? Because he was an appalling murderous despot? No: they spent years setting up appalling murderous despots all over the world and Saddam was just one more in a long list. Because he was a threat to world peace? No: there was a real-life lunatic in North Korea at the time who really did have nukes, and who was threatening to fire them at Japan. Did the US invade that mad bastard? Did they fuck!

I don’t know if you heard Rummy on TV last week. Following comments about appeasing Hitler, and linking Iraq with Islamic extremism, he went on to say “once again, we face similar challenges in efforts to confront the rising threat of a new type of fascism. But some seem not to have learned history’s lessons.” It’s incredible. This guy can lie out of two sides of his mouth at the same time, which is an amazing trick, you’d have to admit.

And incidentally, while we’re talking about the appeasement of tyrants, think back to Saddam’s gassing of the Kurds in 1983. Who was the first senior American emissary into Baghdad after those attacks? That’s right. It was Rummy, with a hearty handshake and a big fat weapons brochure for Saddam to flip through. “Have a look through that, Saddam, me old stock, see if there’s any bangers in there you’d like to fire at them fekkin Kurds.”

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