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:: posted by buermann @ 2005-10-21 15:40:25 CST | link


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      Excellent post.

    posted by TheLiberalAvenger @ 2005-10-21 17:35:28 | link

      Wow. I don't think I had ever seen that Condoleeza rice quote, 3 months before 9-11, saying that Hussein was no danger.

      I do wonder, however, if the Bushies had wanted to go after Saddam for so long, why the soft language pre-9/11 from Rice?

    posted by Blake @ 2005-10-21 21:43:51 | link

      The impression I got was the "humbler foreign policy" Bushies v. the "new american century" Bushies, often the same people in different circumstances. On one side Powell and on the other the "neo-cons", or as Powell described them to Jack Straw not long ago "the fucking crazies", a nickname that goes back to the Reagan administration.

      As far as the fucking crazies go recall that as the PNAC documents, nevermind obvious political realities, made clear that they would require "some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor" to serve as pretext for their extremist vision. Once they had that it was the word go, mop it all up, things related and not.

    posted by buermann @ 2005-10-21 22:53:23 | link




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