The basic mistake of American policy in Iraq is not that the
Pentagon--believing the fairy tales told it by Iraqi exile groups and
overriding State Department advice--forgot, when planning "reg
It is of some small comfort that totalitarian regimes are never quite as
total as either their leaders or subsequent historians might imagine.
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The United States seems to interpret the news these days through a prism
of catch phrases borrowed from history.
A former US ambassador says Cheney and others knew the alleged Iraq uranium purchase was baseless long before Bush used it in his State of the Union speech
The Pentagon was selling a patriotic tale. It found many eager buyers.
It is notoriously difficult to prove a negative. At what point can you
be sure that something does not in fact exist?
They pushed the CIA to say
That nukes could quickly come our way--
Saddam might, with a finger snap,
Remove Chicago from the map.
"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt
that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most
lethal weapons ever devised," George W.