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deminks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:05 PM
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Woodward interview on Hardball last week
I heard something on this interview last Wednesday that has bothered me for several days. During the interview, Tweety asks Woodward about the Cheney event in 2003 where his office gave David Kay coordinates to look for WMD that turned out to be in Lebanon. It is very hard to hear on tape, but Woodward says something like: they said 'that's where we're going next.' Tweety totally 'missed' it. Here is the transcript:

WOODWARD: OK. You have him outlike looking for a GPS in his car somewhere in the Lebanon desert, looking for WMD to make his case that hadnt been made so far in the fall of 2003. We had been in the country for four or five months. We hadnt found any weapons of mass destruction.

So hes tooling around with the help of somebody. Was it Israeli intelligence? Is thatwhere did he get the idea that there was somehow coordinates that he could ...


WOODWARD: Specifically what happened, David Kay who was head of the Iraqi survey group after the war went in, said lets see if we can find weapons of mass destruction or find out why we got it wrong.

And David Kay, one night 3:00 a.m. in Iraq, got a call from the vice presidents office saying come right away, we want you to check this communications intercept. And there was some indication that something might be buried someplace.

And then at another point, they actually passed from the vice presidents office coordinates, geo coordinates, to where they suspected the WMD was and he checked it with his image expertsDavid Kayand it was in Lebanon, and the image expert said well, thats where were going next.

MATTHEWS: How did you figure that? What did you make of the fact that he was so eager to find WMD after David Kay and the rest couldnt find it? /

So, my questions are, did 'we' know 'we' were going to Lebanon in 2003, was this latest Lebanon event a hunt for WMD?, does this explain why Smirky gave Israel a pass to bomb away in Lebanon?, and does this explain why Cheney called up Woodward this week just to tell him his story was 'bullshit'? I have more questions than answers, and maybe I am barking down the wrong alley.
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lostnotforgotten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:10 PM
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1. I Read It Differently - The Image Expert Was Just Remarking
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 12:10 PM by lostnotforgotten
That his next road trip would be to Lebanon to validate the intelligence.
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Stardust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 12:15 PM
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2. That's how I heard it, too -- that he was referring to an investigative
trip (not an invasion.)
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peacetalksforall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:40 PM
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3. Very poorly worded. Everyone with an opinion is right because
Edited on Sun Oct-08-06 02:40 PM by higher class
his words go in circles.

Kay is called because someone found something?
VP's coordinates passed to Kay?
Kay consults image experts?
Image expert tells Kay - 'well, that's where WE'RE going next'?

Who knows? Woodward was not clear.
Who is the image expert - how high up is 'he'?

And yes, it went over Matthews head.
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