Sunday, May 14, 2006
May 14, 2006 -- Former National Security Agency (NSA) signals intelligence analyst Kenneth Ford Jr., whose May 2003 analysis of Iraqi communications concluded that the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq was not proven and was subsequently set up by the NSA, the FBI, and Justice Department in a crafty sting operation that included a classified document being placed within his home by an FBI contractor-confidential informant -- all with the approval of NSA's then-Director Michael Hayden -- is to report tomorrow to the Federal Penitentiary in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Ford, who is 34, received a 6-year sentence after being convicted by a politically-motivated prosecutor, David I. Salem; a tainted jury; and a "shopped for" safe judge, Peter J. Messitte. Today, Ken Ford celebrates Mother's Day at home, the day before this former uniformed White House Secret Service agent, who was willing to take a bullet for Bill Clinton, is to become yet another American political prisoner, courtesy of the Bush regime. Gloria Ford, Ken's mother, recalls that it was not long ago when she and her husband drove their son to college. Tomorrow, they will be driving him to prison. Welcome to another day in Bush's America.