Lies, Betrayal, and the War on Terror

By Paul Davis Platinum Quality AuthorOn April 26, 1999, President Bush’s father, not only a former President himself but also former Director of CIA, spoke at the ceremonial rededication of CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, which would henceforth be known as the George Bush Center for Intelligence. Referring to those who would expose clandestine officers, he said, “I have nothing but contempt and anger for those who betray the trust by exposing the name of our sources. They are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors.”

When the White House leaked Ambassador Joseph Wilson’s wife Valerie Plame’s identity because of sixteen words he disputed in their bogus allegation concerning weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, the present Bush administration breached national security. Agency operative Plame should not have been jeopardized because of a personal disagreement Vice President Cheney and “Scooter” Libby had with her husband Ambassador Wilson.

The State Department itself acknowledged the United States had been fooled by the forged documents. There was no truth to the Niger uranium claim. President Bush’s prewar intelligence preceding a preemptive attack on Iraq was highly inaccurate. The Bush administration’s attempt to disclose Plame’s identity and blow her clandestine cover was criminal. Putting a national security asset out of commission during a time of war demonstrated this administration’s loyalty to its own and misplaced priorities pertaining to that which is good for the homeland.

The cherry picking and massaging of intelligence by the White House prior to the declaration of war on Iraq reveals a longstanding policy decision they had predetermined to pursue. Now that the Bush administration has got what they want in regard to Iraq, they no longer want what they’ve got.

More than 3,100 American soldiers have been killed, tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis have been slain, and nearly 100,000 Iraqis have fled across the Syrian border to take refuge abroad. All the while America’s enemies have grown exponentially worldwide as we throw our military might around in Iraq. Meanwhile in Afghanistan, where suicide bombing once was unthinkable to Muslims in the region, that culture of prohibition has since eroded. Now Afghans are learning from Iraqis in their tactical use of IEDs and employing suicide bombers similarly in Afghanistan against America and NATO troops.

Ironically the war on terror has worked in reverse as to the way it was intended and declared to go. CIA resources have been increasingly redirected away from Afghanistan to Iraq, which has enabled the Taliban to make a comeback. Meanwhile we no longer have enough field personnel in Pakistan to look for Bin Laden. Hence the war in Iraq, birthed by poor and misused intelligence, has hindered and shortchanged the fight against al Qaeda. Taliban raids have weakened the Pakistani army into truce agreements in 2005 and 2006, resulting in Pakistan’s government scaling back military operations. This has given the Taliban a free hand allowing them to rebound and return even stronger.

Our improper use of intelligence, misappropriation of American troops, and redirected focus to Iraq has greatly hindered our success in Afghanistan allowing for a resurgence of the Taliban and al Qaeda. Our unwillingness to scrutinize the accuracy of intelligence prior to going to war with Iraq has far reaching consequences for which we will pay dearly throughout the next decade. The Bush administration has endangered American citizens abroad and at home by reason of its poor handling of intelligence and covert agents.

Paul Davis is a FL real estate professional, life coach (relational & professional), worldwide minister, and change master.

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