Buzzflash alerted me to this startling post by Josh Marshall. If the contentions it makes are true, it means the Bush Administration deliberately manipulated intelligence to make it appear as if Iraq had a functioning nuclear weapons program. The purpose of this deception was clear: to build a rationale for war with Iraq. To me, this is even more significant--and grave--of a matter than the treason involved in outing Valerie Plame. More than 2,000 Americans and over 10,000 Iraqis have died because of this phony rationale. If true, this "fixing" of intelligence must rank as one of the gravest offenses ever committed by an American administration. If this is true, than George W. Bush deserves to be removed from office through the impeachment, trial, and conviction process specified in the Constitution. Because if tricking this country into war through fraud isn't a "high crime", than I don't know what is.
More to come. Count on it.