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Like Kaa the python in Disney's Jungle Book, Tony Blair has
staked his career on a single hypnotic refrain.
To the myth-makers of war, the Americans in Iraq look
like the Russians in Chechnya.
The Pentagon was selling a patriotic tale. It found many eager buyers.
A bipartisan commission is at work, but how tough it will be is still unknown.
As the Pentagon scours Iraq for weapons of mass destruction and Iraqi
links to Al Qaeda, it's increasingly obvious that the Bush
Administration either distorted or deliberately exaggerated the
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.
As quixotic searches for "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq continue
to yield little more than chagrin, the Washington establishment is
Americans were duped: Evidence of Administration manipulation and mendacity just keeps rolling in.