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Sunday, June 25, 2006

When you're determined to have a war, facts be damned

guys like drumheller are the ones who are paid to keep the bigs from getting their tails caught in cracks...
In late January 2003, as Secretary of State Colin Powell prepared to argue the Bush administration's case against Iraq at the United Nations, veteran CIA officer Tyler Drumheller sat down with a classified draft of Powell's speech to look for errors. He found a whopper: a claim about mobile biological labs built by Iraq for germ warfare.

Drumheller instantly recognized the source, an Iraqi defector suspected of being mentally unstable and a liar. The CIA officer took his pen, he recounted in an interview, and crossed out the whole paragraph.

A few days later, the lines were back in the speech. Powell stood before the U.N. Security Council on Feb. 5 and said: "We have first-hand descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails."

when you made up your mind - possibly as much as two years beforehand - that you're going to take out saddam, facts and truth become mere inconveniences... after all, the decision had already been made and the war planning had already been done... all that needed doing was the p.r. effort before the "product launch..."

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