George W. Bush wanted to invade Iraq so the historians would write books about him. Sadly, that was all Bush junior had on his mind.
This starts with the dream that George W. Bush and his desire to invade Iraq. Mickey Herskowitz, George Bush’s first biographer, relates the plan that presidential candidate Bush would follow if he were elected President.
Bush had been nothing but a party animal and wanted to become president of the United States but needed some help from his father, George H.W. Bush.
Bush explains why:
“One of the keys to being seen as a great president is to be seen as a commander-in-chief. My father had all this capital built up when he drove the Iraqis out of Kuwait and he wasted it…If I had a chance to invade…If I had that much capital, I’m not going to waste it. I’m going to get everything passed that I want passed and I’m going to have a successful presidency.” (Translation: My goal is to manipulate events so that I can build my resume and go down in history as a great world leader.)
Bush junior was an alcoholic, took drugs, partied, wasted time in college, skipped on his National Guard duty. Just the thing to lead America, That is also why George H.W. Bush got Richard Cheney to become Vice President and tutor his son in the decisions he would make in order that both could benefit. It just happened that Richard Cheney wanted some help with his business and investments. So Cheney agreed to become Vice President and both men could profit.
George W. Bush wanted good reviews from history books, if he could invade Iraq. There was no cause but Bush kept trying to make one. His plan was to ignore the only possible attack would be by Bin Laden since he had attacked the trade towers earlier with a truck bomb in 1993.
So Bush ordered everyone to ignore data concerning Bin Laden and he was rewarded by an attack from Bin Laden. So how did Bush respond. He wanted to attack Iraq although all the evidence revealed that the crime was by Bin Laden. Bush knew that Bin Laden was the attacker but he wanted to invade Iraq, who had nothing at all to do with 9/11. Bush wanted to invade Iraq for 9/11 even though Iraq had nothing to do with it. (If Bush appears insane, he was. But Clarke and officials had to oppose Bush because he was insane. So Bush invaded Afghanistan.
Bush was “persuaded” by the CIA and the FBI and his adviser Richard Clarke to attack Bin Laden in Afghanistan. So Bush attacked Bin Laden in Afghanistan and had Bin Laden trapped in Tora Bora, on the border with Pakistan. Bin Laden was keeping Bush from trying to attack Iraq. Secretary Rumsfeld decided that Bin Laden should not stop Bush and Cheney from their personal goals in Iraq.
So he called up Bush and told him to let all the terrorists, led by Bin Laden, escape so he could still operate across from Pakistan. Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld had called up the president and told him that we may not be able to find a way to invade Iraq unless we drop Bin Laden and soldiers. Otherwise, If Bush kills Bin Laden and all of the terrorists, Rumsfeld told Bush, you may not be able to justify an invasion of Iraq. American soldiers are still being killed and wounded in 2015 because Bush wanted to be in the history books. (American soldiers are still being killed for the crimes of Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld.) In all the horror, there was nothing there, nothing worth killing.
So President Bush let Bin Laden and 2,000 or so terrorists escape. However, the good news was that Cheney and Bush were still in the running for an invasion of Iraq. And that meant that Bush could get his goal to be written in history and become a real live, “Commander-in -chief”.
And the news was even better for Vice President Cheney, who did receive the concessions for all the bases that our troops built in Iraq after the invasion. Cheney did quite well, even became a billionaire. Of course, there was no justification for any invasion of Iraq.
Yes. There was a lot of killed and wounded in 9/11, and Afghanistan. American soldiers are still being killed and wounded, even though the mission had long past its goal. Iraq turned out well for Bush and Cheney, even though all of those men, women and children had to die for them. Bush was shocked when all those planes were hijacked. And Bush realized that he didn’t need 9/11. Rumsfeld told Bush to let Bin Laden go and to get on with the invasion of Iraq.
And of course, Bush and Cheney made out well. You know, of course, that none of that was necessary.
It happens that Richard Cheney was in bad financial situation with Halliburton, so he decided to become Vice President and get the concessions for the army base in Iraq after they invade. George Bush also did well and got his dream to become a commander-in-chief and the historians did write about him. Briefly.
But Rumsfeld told Bush to leave Afghanistan and get on with the invasion of Iraq or miss out on it.
Of course, there was no reason to attack Iraq, either. Bush and Cheney did kill a lot of men, women and children in America, Afghanistan, and the real goal, Iraq, even though that was also a lie.
Do you think Bush and partners should , perhaps, be charged for something. Maybe “Crimes against Humanity”.
[George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld.]