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  •  This "truth," as you call it ... (none)
    ...in regard to the so-called "October Surprise" conspiracy, is widely disputed by people who would have much to gain by supporting it. While it's possible something of the sort was going on, calling it "truth" when it is so strongly disputed by so many sources - and when many of those who promoted the theory have had their own credibility challenged - is, to be charitable, a stretch.

    The United States did support both sides in the Iraq-Iran War. But where is your evidence that Reagan's "team" gave Saddam the greenlight to invade?

    •  More likely than not (none)
      . . . is the verdict Kevin Phillips gave the October Surprise in American Dynasty.  Robert Parry's detailed writings on the topic should be revisited.    Much of the dust seems to have now settled, at least for me.

      Bring up the 2000 election or WMD in Iraq and many Dems would parrot the Washington Consensus.  Fear is not a new element to this game.

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