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July 8, 2003

by V


Among others, Josh Marshall and CalPundit are following the Iraq-Niger-uranium story closely.

Broad outline: not only was the claim Bush made in the State of the Union speech false, but large chunks of the government knew it months in advance and told the White House so immediately after the speech. It's many months later, but the administration has finally admitted as much.

The possibility that they knew it was false before they said it is being brought up by named sources, too.

That's no way to run a war, let alone a country.

Update: The worst claims in the latter story have been retracted.
Posted by V at July 8, 2003 03:57 PM

The saddest feature in all this story is its tragic overtones--over two hundred widows, as well as present and future fatherless children.

A. N.

Posted by: Alexander Nayberg at July 25, 2003 07:32 PM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
The Politics of Truth... A Diplomat's Memoir

Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush

Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
The Great Big Book of Tomorrow

Clinton Wars
The Clinton Wars

Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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