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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-16-04 07:30 AM
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19. Remember Bush* lying about this?
It leaked that there was an Iraq war plan on his desk, and he said, no there wasn't.

Clarke writes in his book that the focus was shifted to Iraq from al Qaeda and Afghanistan on the afternoon of Sept. 11. He tells of a meeting with Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Powell and Armitage, where Rumsfeld and Wolfiwitz were openly advocating "getting Iraq" and Powell and Armitage were resisting. Clarke thanked Powell for his stand after the meeting and said how he couldn't believe DOD was pushing for an attack on Iraq. Powell said, "It's not over yet."

The next morning, Sept. 12, Bush* ordered Clarke and his team to "go back over everything" and "see if Saddam was involved." He said he wanted "to know any shred..." Clarke says he told the President that there was no connection, that they HAD looked, and there was nothing. Bush* got testy and said, "I know, I know" and told them to look again.

After Bush* left the room, Clarke and his staff looked at each other with mouths hanging open. One of them said, "Wolfowitz got to him."

Folks, if, god forbid there is another al Qaeda attack on Americans, or anyone else for that matter, there is no one to blame but the Bush maladministration. The search for OBL was hindered FROM THE BEGINNING by the transfer of attention and resources to Iraq.

THIS is the important revelation of Clarke's book, and if the 9/11 commission doesn't have time to look into this, another investigative body should be convened to do so.

I would love to hear testimony under oath from Rice, Powell, Rumsfeld, and the political people, Hughes, Rove and Matalin, about how and when the Iraq war was planned and subsequently "sold" to the American people.
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