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Michael_UK Donating Member (285 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:22 AM
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US Intelligence fears Iran duped hawks into Iraq War
If this story is true, it's very interesting. Bush and his chums were fooled into this war by Iran (one of the other countries on the famous "Axis of Evil"). If this is true, I can't see how Bush will be able to defend his policy.


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US intelligence fears Iran duped hawks into Iraq war

Inquiry into Tehran's role in starting conflict
Top Pentagon ally Chalabi accused

Julian Borger in Washington
Tuesday May 25, 2004
The Guardian



An urgent investigation has been launched in Washington into whether Iran played a role in manipulating the US into the Iraq war by passing on bogus intelligence through Ahmad Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress, it emerged yesterday.

Some intelligence officials now believe that Iran used the hawks in the Pentagon and the White House to get rid of a hostile neighbour, and pave the way for a Shia-ruled Iraq.

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ima_sinnic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:38 AM
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1. this story has been discussed
Edited on Tue May-25-04 04:39 AM by ima_sinnic
here, here, and especially here.

A setup by Iran, or BushCo now setting up Iran?

on edit: by the way, welcome to DU mh8782! :hi:
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Michael_UK Donating Member (285 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 04:55 AM
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2. Whoops.
Thanks for your welcome!
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