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Thursday, June 17, 2004
 
Blame the dead guy

Bill Casey was Reagan's CIA director who died of a brain tumor in 1987.

Everybody in the Iran Contra scandal tried to shift the blame for *everything* onto the ex-CIA chief. It was easy because Casey was dead by the time the investigation was heating up.

Enter Don Rumsfield, circa 2004:
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld defended his decision to hold a prisoner captured in Iraq (news - web sites) without notifying international authorities, saying it was at the request of CIA (news - web sites) Director George J. Tenet...
Why do I have the feeling that Rummy is slipping into Iran-Contra mode? Maybe it's because he, and many others in this whole debacle are actually figures from the Reagan Admin and Iran Contra. (Shocking, I know....)

There is one problem... George Tenet may be the ex-CIA chief, but he isn't dead.

Granted... this is pure speculation, but why should I believe anything at all that Rummy says? The man needs to go to jail.
 
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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

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