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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 04:57 PM

Memo Warned of 'Perfect Storm' from Iraq Invasion

Memo Warned of ‘Perfect Storm’ from Iraq Invasion

March 13, 2019 at 4:40 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard 5 Comments

https://politicalwire.com/2019/03/13/memo-warned-of-perfect-storm-from-iraq-invasion/

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Wall Street Journal: “As President George W. Bush pressed the case for war in Iraq in the summer of 2002, top State Department officials warned that an invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein could spark internal Iraqi chaos, Middle East upheaval and threats to U.S. interests, according to formerly classified documents released this week.”

“While the existence of the-called ‘Perfect Storm’ memo has been reported previously, its contents had been secret. The letter and more than 80 other formerly classified documents … were released in conjunction with the publication of The Back Channel, a memoir by former Deputy Secretary of State William Burns.”

Politico has an excerpt from the book.

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applegrove Wednesday OP
defacto7 Wednesday #1
gratuitous Wednesday #3
dixiegrrrrl Wednesday #5
Wellstone ruled Wednesday #2
soryang Wednesday #4

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:05 PM

1. I seem to remember such discussions going around at the time

just in general public comment. It's good to know it was official as well. It's too bad those in power didn't want to listen to anyone.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:12 PM

3. Yeah

But those who were in power then are long gone today, far beyond the reach of justice by any human agency. Chalk it up as yet another time when the dirty fucking hippies were right, just at the wrong time. Too bad for the military personnel who got maimed or killed in Iraq, and oh yeah, it's time for another round of benefits cuts because we gave a bunch of wealthy people another tax cut. You don't mind, do you?

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 10:32 PM

5. Long gone?


Shrub is still alive, as is condoleeza, as is cheney and rumsfeld, as is John Bolton, and a lot of their lesser known pals.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 05:11 PM

2. Or as SOS Powell said,

it will become the Pottery Barn Scenario of,we broke it we own it. So friggin true.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Mar 13, 2019, 06:13 PM

4. Powell went ahead and sold the war anyway.

Claims it was based on faulty intelligence, which started falling apart within weeks.

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