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This is what Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong said: "The United States did not go into Iraq to destroy Islam. It is not in Iraq to hit out at a Muslim country. It is clear to everyone, unless that person wears blinkers, that this is a war to remove the weapons of mass destruction from Saddam Hussein."
This is what former US chief weapons hunter David Kay said: "I don't think they [weapons of mass destruction] existed."
"It is clear to everyone, unless that person wears blinkers, that the Iraq war was NEVER about weapons of mass destruction or Saddam Hussein."
- The young, restless and cynical Mirror Of Opinion, Jan 25 2004.
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$INGAPOREANS WHO SPOKE AGAINST IRAQ WAR I
Time magazine, Mar 24, 2003.
When Time magazine went searching for thinking Muslims, they headed to Kuala Lumpur. In Time's March 24, 2003 issue, they interviewed five, including lawyer and activist Latheefa Koya. Here's what she told Time magazine:
"There's paranoia against Muslims. My two female cousins, who are sisters, staged a peace protest in front of the US embassy in Singapore. Though they were just collecting signatures, they were detained and interrogated. And then, their computers were taken away, and one husband was asked why he had so much Islamic reading material at home.
"These people are Muslims, the women wear the Muslim head scarf, but they are innocent. Can they be charged for inciting peace?"
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$INGAPOREANS WHO SPOKE AGAINST IRAQ WAR II
Seventeen months ago, on Sept 3, 2002, four Muslim groups in $ingapore asked the PAP government not to support any US-led war on Iraq. The four groups were:
- the Singapore Islamic Scholars and Religious Teachers' Association (Pergas)
- Perdaus, a volunteer-welfare group
- the Muhammadiyah Association which runs religious classes, welfare homes and care centres for the elderly
- Centre for Contemporary Islamic Studies
Specifically, the groups asked the government "to oppose, or at least abstain from supporting, any possible collective attacks on Iraq."
They said: "We support the view that all lives are precious whether they are Iraqis, Americans or Israelis. Unfortunately, in any attack, the innocent suffer and die at the expense of the guilty party."
Ustaz Zhulkeflee Haji Ismail, manager of Pergas, explained that they had made their views to "fulfil their role of guiding the public." This is what they got for their effort...
The nation-builder press, Sept 5, 2002. Dr Yaacob Ibrahim has said nothing since the war started and no weapons of mass destruction were found.
The nation-builder press, Sept 5, 2002. Ms Irene Ng is a PAP MP and deputy chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs. Ms Ng has said nothing since the war started and no weapons of mass destruction were found.
GOOD FOR NOTHING
When responding to the Muslim group's appeal, PAP MP Mr Zainudin Nordin (Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC) said: "I believe that going into Iraq is a security issue for the US. It is not a religious issue." Mr Zainuddin has said nothing since the war started and no weapons of mass destruction were found.
FEB 25, 2004: 298 DAYS... AND STILL NO WMD* FOUND IN IRAQ.
* Weapons of Mass Destruction
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WHITE HOUSE ALTERS WEBPAGES ABOUT IRAQ COMBAT
Graphic appeared in salon.com, Aug 18 2003.
When the White House published the text of and photos from Bush's speech announcing the supposed end of the Iraq attack, the headline read: "President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended." But on Tuesday, 19 Aug 2003, the Cursor website noticed that the headline had been changed to read: "President Bush Announces Major Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended." The word "major" had been added.
Apparently, with the quagmire resulting in at least one dead US soldier a day--not to mention even more injuries, dead Iraqis, and sabotage--that headline had proved incorrect. Therefore, straight out of 1984, the headline was stealthily altered to make it seem as if that's what it had always said.
We were able to recover numerous instances of the unaltered headline. At the top of the page is the original headline, as it has been preserved on the Website of Scott Long (http://www.scott-long.com), who collects photos of politicians on aircraft carriers. Under that, you'll find the headline as it is now. More examples are below.
The State Department often mirrors White House press releases. In this case, they still have the original version of Bush's speech.
This screenshot comes from the Website of the Republican National Committee. Their introduction to the video of Bush's speech contains the original headline.
The final piece of major evidence is this screenshot from a Google search. It shows that the White House Website did indeed contain the original headline. Funny thing is, if you click on "Cached" to see Google's saved version of the page, it says the page cannot be found.
Who would believe a congenital liar?
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RESPONSIBILITY IS NOT JUST TO DIE FOR HIS COUNTRY
Click here to download MP3 of Bruce Springsteen's public service announcement (869k).
"There's been a lot of questions raised recently about the forthrightness of our government. And this playing with the truth has been part of both Democratic and Republican administrations in the past and it's always wrong. Nevermore so than when there's real lives at stake.
"The question of whether we were misled in the war with Iraq is neither a liberal or conservative question or Democratic or Republican question. It's an American question.
"And protecting the democracy we ask our sons and daughters to die for is our responsibility and it's our trust. And demanding accountability is our job as citizens. That's the American way so that truth will out.
"This is our public service announcement for tonight."
Bruce Springsteen, July 15 2003 at Giants Stadium, New Jersey, just before starting the next song, Land of Hope And Dreams.
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LOUDER THAN BOMBS
The above is quoted by writer Arundhati Roy in a presentation at The Riverside Church in New York City on May 13 2003.
For more, visit http://www.bigomagazine.com/features/aroy.html and http://www.bigomagazine.com/features/alternet.html
The nation-builder press, June 9 2003.
"OUR DECISION WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT."
- P.M. Goh Chok Tong
The above pictures are part of evidence used by Belgian lawyers seeking to charge US General Tommy Franks for war crimes.
For a clearer look at the pictures, visit http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3462.htm
WAR, WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
"If this [Iraq's weapons of mass destruction] turns out to be a lie then [Prime Minister] Tony Blair should resign. He should also be prosecuted under international law as a war criminal. If they don't find any weapons of mass destruction then this war has been based on a pack of lies and they have put all of our sons and daughters lives on the line for a lie."
- Ann Nichol who lost her Royal Marine son John Cecil, 36, in the Iraq war. Read more here: http://icteesside.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/sundaysun/page.cfm?objectid=13021051&method=full&siteid=50081&headline=War%20crime%20threat%20to%20Blair