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  •  Richard Perle? n/t (4.00)

    It's all the same fucking day, man. -- Janis Joplin

    by TracieLynn on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 08:50:15 PM PDT

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    •  Wolfowitz? (4.00)
      He's been part of this from the beginning.

      You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on. -- George W. Bush

      by KTinOhio on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 09:32:46 PM PDT

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      •  Totally agree KT (none)
        I have had my eye on Wolfie for over 2 years now. He is on my list below. He wanted this war just as much as Cheney.

        *This site is slower than Bush's reaction on 9/11.*

        by Chamonix on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 09:45:29 PM PDT

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        •  Harriet Miers? (none)
          For "legal" advise
        •  But he wanted the war for reasonable reasons (none)
          Someone like Wolfowitz clearly thought that we needed to fight the war to protect the Middle East from a guy who could have been worse than Hitler.

          Now we can see that Hussein was just playing tough to try to maintain control over a country that's not so easy to control. But anyone who accepted Wolfowitz's premises -- that Hussein was going around letting his sons rape girls for fun and brewing up batches of WMD -- might have agreed with Cheney's conclusions.

          Also, Wolfowitz is Jewish and not necessarily a wingnut, and I think you see signs that the White House (and certainly more conservative factions within the Wingnut Party) would like to back out of Iraq gracefully by blaming it on the Jews. This, I think, is what a lot of wingnuts would like to say, "No, we didn't go in because Bush wanted to get oil riches and create a global American hegemony. We did it because those neocon Joos sprinkled Joo spores on our fine president and led him astray."

          So, on the one hand, you could be right. On the other hand, it could still be that neocons who aren't actually wingnuts will do battle with the genuine wingnuts and save the day.

        •  Wolfie, Feith, etc. (none)
          this all depends on how far Fitzgerald goes.

          If it is truly going to involve WHIG, false reasons for the war (WMD lies, etc.) and other related issues like AIPAC, then I think we get Wolfie and Feith, etc. as well.

          They were the ones that had the Office of Special Plans that was vetting the "intelligence" for the war, and they were the ones linked to AIPAC and Franklin, etc.

          So if Fitzgerald expands the probe to prewar intelligence, especially if Franklin testifies/cooperates, then I think we would be looking at way more than the WHIG and the Thinkprogress list of 21.

      •  I agree, Wolfie is up to his neck in this! (none)
        I'm sorry I can't remember the source of the article but I do recall reading something about Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz acting as co-chairs for a project on developing a war plan on Irag at one of the right wing think tanks (American Enterprise Institute?) in 1999. I believe the article came out either just before the invasion or just after it.
    •  Where's Bianca? <n/t> (none)

      "Our enemy is innovative and resourceful and so are we. Our enemy never stops thinking of new ways to harm us and our country, and neither do we." G.W. Bush

      by litigatormom on Tue Oct 11, 2005 at 10:02:49 PM PDT

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