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Friday, March 19, 2004
 
Does anyone still have doubts that Iraq was #1on the hit parade
from Bush's first day in office? 60 minutes interviews Richard Clarke this Sunday. It should be informative; unless you believe that all truth comes from FoxNews and only from FoxNews (why do people watch such obvious propaganda?) An excerpt from 60 minutes:
"They were talking about Iraq on 9/11. They were talking about it on 9/12," says Clarke.The top counter-terrorism advisor, Clarke was briefing the highest government officials, including President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

"Rumsfeld was saying we needed to bomb Iraq....We all said, 'but no, no. Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan," recounts Clarke, "and Rumsfeld said, 'There aren't any good targets in Afghanistan and there are lots of good targets in Iraq.' I said, 'Well, there are lots of good targets in lots of places, but Iraq had nothing to do with [the September 11 attacks].'"
The scary thing is that these folks clearly believe they are going to get away with it.

They may be right.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

Cost of the War in Iraq
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