Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Where's The 'outraged' Issa Hearing?

I've been wondering, not really we don't do real accountability, why there has been no mentions over the past couple of years about this. Though we also don't pay our rubber stamped on the credit card, no bid contracts, war debts. Especially, DeJa-Vu all over again, the decades long results of our wars. Easier to just ignore as many issues from, related to those sent into, and to follow the lead of a certain political ideology and just constantly attack and blame the agency charged with more then just the care of those issues.

The British Iraq War Inquiry has now been over for a number of years. News on has been sparse since it ended with only reports wondering why the final report of has been held up from release, should have been a couple of years back already but has been blocked from being so.

Recently the news of has been heating up, not here but across that pond. It's been covering the fight about releasing communications between Bush and Blair. The past couple of weeks though a new lead has been injected into the reporting of that fight, this:

State Department Acts to Block Iraq War Bush-Blair Communications from British Report

You'd think that the Issa would be screaming for a Congressional hearing on the why this Administration's State Department isn't giving the Brits, Chilcot Iraq War Hearing, permission to allow the communications release with the rest, public testimony but more importantly the behind closed doors testimony. After all, the reasons for the Bengazi type attacks on Americans and American interests are a direct result of the quick abandoning, with cheers from the masses, of the missions after 9/11 and the invasion and occupation of Iraq. A few of those missions, very few if they can now, are still trying to be accomplished as this Countries longest War, Occupation, winds down.

November 18, 2013 - A British inquiry into how the government of the United Kingdom decided to join the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 is being held up by officials in the White House and the U.S. State Department, which have refused to allow the publication of secret documents revealing conversations between former President George W. Bush and former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

A group consisting of British diplomats, politicians and academics has spent four years—at a cost of nearly $13 million—reviewing Britain’s choice to attack Iraq. But the inquiry’s leader, Sir John Chilcot, has been unable to publish its final report because of the British government’s refusal—at the behest of American officials—to disclose pre- and post-war communications between the White House and the Prime Minster’s Office.

“Without permission from the US government, [Prime Minister] David Cameron faces the politically embarrassing situation of having to block evidence, on Washington’s orders, from being included in the report of an expensive and lengthy British inquiry,” wrote James Cusick of The Independent. read more>>>

You'd think, sans any talk of Congressional Hearings, that the Boehner and company would be much nicer towards President Obama for these types of actions. I can only imagine how many Congressional reps increased their wealth, remember insider information and wall street trading on was still very legal, with them no bid contracts to private contractors trading on the street.

The Country left everything done on the table, then most are upset that it's still being used in the name of National Security.

The British Iraq War Inquiry
In the above link, yet to be officially released, is the site of the often called 'Chilcot Inquiry', you will find these

24 November 2009 - Even before Bush's administration came to power an article written by his then national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, warned that "nothing will change" in Iraq until Saddam was gone

27 November 2009 - But there was a 'sea change' in attitude after the atrocities, with former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice targeting Iraq on the very day of the outrage.

30 November 2009 - George Bush tried to make a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida in a conversation with Tony Blair three days after the 9/11 attacks, according to Blair's foreign policy adviser of the time.

1 December 2009 - There was "a touching belief [in Washington] that we shouldn't worry so much about the aftermath because it was all going to be sweetness and light".

3 December 2009 - Boyce mentions the "dysfunctionalism" of Washington. He says that he would find himself briefing his American counterparts on what was happening in different parts of the US administration. Rumsfeld was not sharing information

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