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Posted By: GUEST,Woody
21-Jun-06 - 09:57 AM
Thread Name: BS: Unpopular views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Unpopular views of the Bush Administration
The Washington Post - Washington, D.C.
Jim Hoagland Apr 8, 2001

President Bush is said to have empowered three administration working groups to think hard and devise one more new-and-improved U.S. policy on Iraq. Have no doubt: This means war.

The working groups -- the other two cover economic sanctions and the no-fly zones over Iraq policed by U.S. and British planes -- will provide excellent platforms for stealth assaults unless Bush, [Cheney] and [Condoleezza Rice] get a better handle on where the review is going.

Also left out was the salient fact that [Ahmed Chalabi] has become the be^te noire of the CIA and its friends at the State Department. He publicized the intelligence agency's gross failures in Iraq. A serious Iraq review would begin with a serious look at why and how the CIA fell on its face in Iraq under Bill Clinton.