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so improbable I never mentioned it: Cheney & al just wanted to kick some Arab butt
Why is that improbable? We're talking about Cheney et al.

USA Today: Ex-aide: Bush ignored terror threat (3/20/2004)

As early as Sept. 12, 2001, Clarke says, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld urged bombing Iraq despite repeated assurances from intelligence officials that the threat emanated from Afghanistan.

"Rumsfeld said there aren't any good targets in Afghanistan. And there are lots of good targets in Iraq," Clarke said on Sunday's 60 Minutes. "I said, 'Well, there are lots of good targets in lots of places, but Iraq had nothing to do with it.' "

The Iraq war was seen by Rumsfeld as just target practice for the USAF...

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Apr 26th, 2009 at 06:47:32 PM EST
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