the one percent doctrine:
"if there was even a one percent chance of terrorists getting a weapon of mass destruction -- and there has been a small probability of such an occurrence for some time -- the United States must now act as if it were a certainty."
This by itself might just discredit the entirety of Suskind's book, as the idea that the Cheney administration has been at all worried about terrorism is so obviously falsifiable. They haven't done anything to increase security at the ports. They're wasting more manpower and money tracking Americans who travel to Cuba than they are on AQ financing. They pulled a recess appointment to put in a loyalist shill to politically redirect security funds away from obvious targets. In the middle of counterproductive domestic witch hunts they hold hands on long walks through the blossoms with the most vehemenently evangelical, fundamentalist state-supporter of non-state terrorism on the planet. They opened jihad university and then just to prove how much they really didn't give a shit they casually donated 360 some tons of of improvised classroom teaching devices to its new retraining program. For all the evidence the one percent doctrine was probably something more like "if there's a one percent chance of terrorists getting a weapon of mass destruction into the United States we must take action by every possible means to make it more of a certainty".
Oh yeah, and marty peretz is a big fat cake eater, nya.
your turing test:
Oil for Nothing:US Holds On Humanitarian SuppliesIraq: 1997-2001
the good book
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