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Miss Me Yet? - II

“As Steve Coll wrote in The New Yorker in April 2006, Saddam [Hussein] could not bring himself to admit that there were no weapons of mass destruction, 'because he feared a loss of prestige, and, in particular, that Iran might take advantage of his weakness—a conclusion also sketched earlier by the C.I.A.-supervised Iraq Survey Group. He did not tell even his most senior generals that he had no W.M.D. until just before the invasion. They were appalled, and some thought he might be lying, because, they later told their interrogators, the American government insisted that Iraq did have such weapons. Saddam ”found it impossible to abandon the illusion of having W.M.D.,“ the study says. The Bush war cabinet, of course, clung to the same illusion, and a kind of mutually reinforcing trance took hold between the two leaderships as the invasion neared...'

”A Gallup poll conducted in May 2003 indicated that 79 percent of Americans believed the Iraq war was 'justified.'“

—from Jon Krakauer's ”Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman," pp. 214-15

Miss Me Yet? George W. Bush

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Posted at 07:47 AM on Thu. Feb 11, 2010 in category Politics  

COMMENTS

Reed wrote:

Careful, Erik. This could keep you busy for another 6,581 postings.
Comment posted on Sat. Feb 13, 2010 at 10:35 AM

Erik wrote:

Reed, that cracked me up. "It's funny cuz it's true." But I posted these because I was reading Kraukauer's book when I heard about the "Miss Me Yet?" billboard and just felt sick to my stomach. We COULD go on forever about why we don't miss this MF, and maybe we should. People have startlingly short memories.
Comment posted on Sat. Feb 13, 2010 at 04:57 PM

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