24/7 Could Help Wash Away Some Of The Stain Out Of Their Jockey's For A Change, And I Do Expect A Segment Here And There As A Veiled Attempt To Give A Shit, But You Know What Will Ultimately Happen. The Powers That Be Will Decide Its Not Spongeworthy.


via Kevin Drum: ....The Defence Secretary said that the US had already begun "spikes of activity" to put pressure on the regime. No decisions had been taken, but he thought the most likely timing in US minds for military action to begin was January, with the timeline beginning 30 days before the US Congressional elections.

In other words, by summer of 2002 Bush had already decided on war regardless of Saddam Hussein's actions; democracy promotion was not even mentioned in passing as a reason for the war; postwar reconstruction was an issue of no concern; and, as Andy Card tacitly admitted even at the time, the "marketing campaign" for the war was deliberately timed to coincide with midterm elections.

I wonder how much attention this newly uncovered memo will get in the American press?


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