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  •  Well, my concern (none)
    is that we're assuming causality where only coincidence exists. If you go high enough in this administration, you will find neo-cons, oilmen, and corporatist Christianists ... every time.

    Sure, there are at most two degrees of separation between the actors here--but western intelligence agencies are a small, small world after all. I'm not sure that 'links' a sufficient basis to arrive at a conclusion. I could link every scandal in the past thirty years to within a handshake of Colin Powell. Doesn't make him Kaiser Soze.

    All I'm saying, like the wise Karl Rove, is: we shouldn't get too far out in front on this. An interesting avenue for investigation, but not a foregone conclusion. (And I should mention I don't think you're necessarily claiming anything different. Speculation is, well, speculative.)

    Let there be sharks - TracieLynn

    by GussieFN on Fri Jul 22, 2005 at 07:08:06 AM PDT

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    •  Agreed (none)
      It is a good idea to hold back on enthusiasm without evidence.  However, we must be free to speculate.  Otherwise, we'll never get to the truth of anything.

      In the mean time, it is fun to take a look at Ledeen's background on Wikipedia:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ledeen

      There is a link at the bottom to that Buchannan magazine, as well.  I recommend the article, even if I don't recommend the editorial position of that mag ... at all.

      "Ladies and gentlemen, the Bushes aren't married. They have an arrangement." -- Rush Limbaugh.

      by bink on Fri Jul 22, 2005 at 07:13:51 AM PDT

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    •  Speculation can lead to evidence (none)
      through the pursuit of probable motive and opportunity.

      The name is not the thing named, the map is not the territory. -- Gregory Bateson

      by semiot on Fri Jul 22, 2005 at 07:37:48 AM PDT

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