Posted in H.L. News, Main Blog (All Posts) on December 28th, 2006 10:22 am by HL
Gerald R. Ford, the first of only 2 US Presidents who was never elected (Bush being the second) gave interviews that were not to be released until after his death, in which he strongly disagreed with Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld about the Iraq war and Bush’s domestic surveillance program. Ford, ever the coward, and Republican crime enabler did not want what he believed to be brought out while he was still alive. The guy was in his nineties for christ sake, what was he afraid they were going to do? Kill him? What a pathetic weakling. If Ford were still in politics today he would have to be a Democrat….
Ford & Cheney in 1975
Ford “very strongly” disagreed with the current president’s justifications for invading Iraq and said he would have pushed alternatives, such as sanctions, much more vigorously. In the tape-recorded interview, Ford was critical not only of Bush but also of Vice President Cheney — Ford’s White House chief of staff — and then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, who served as Ford’s chief of staff and then his Pentagon chief.
“Rumsfeld and Cheney and the president made a big mistake in justifying going into the war in Iraq. They put the emphasis on weapons of mass destruction,” Ford said. “And now, I’ve never publicly said I thought they made a mistake, but I felt very strongly it was an error in how they should justify what they were going to do….”
When I read this article earlier this morning it had Ford being far more critical in what he said about Bush and his war, apparently the story was changed at some point. The whole section about how Ford was against Bush’s domestic spying program is gone, and the criticism that Ford leveled at Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld, was significantly toned down. I guess Karl Rove must have called and threatened the cowering media to change the story, and they did. Ah the good old mainstream media, still whoring for Bush after all these years, deaths, and despite the fact that they know how much everyone hates him. The large corporations will never abandon Bush because they do love those tax cuts for the super rich, which they all are.
Lets not forget that before he became Vice President he was asked if he would pardon Nixon, and he replied by saying “I don’t think the country would stand for that” So what does he do as soon as he becomes President? Pardons Nixon for any and all crimes commited. He is also the guy who gave Cheney, and Rumfeld their first jobs in the White House. Jerry Ford, liar, and coward.
Hey Jerry, thanks for speaking out. You could have possibly saved some lives by speaking your mind, which may have inspired others to speak out which may have…..Nah, Bush would have never listened to anyone except the people that were ordering him to go to war, which of course he wanted to do anyway because Bush loves nothing more the killing and death. It still would have been nice to see the opposition in advance, then on your deathbed you could have said “See I told you” but no you were too afraid to speak out until you were dead.