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  •  The key word here is "sought". (3+ / 0-)

    Not "bought". A lot of people seek a lot of things.  Sometimes they get them, sometimes they don't.  But to instigate a war against Saddam Hussein because he "sought" yellowcake from Niger is beyond flimsy.  Just as all the other excuses were.

    Would to God that somebody had called Bush into question about this statement, at the time.  We might not be in the mess we are in, now.

    And then, again, maybe not.  Bush was determined to invade Iraq, and would have found some other pretext for his "decision", had the discredited yellowcake claim failed.

    Bush marches to his own drumbeat.  I say we find the drummer, and shoot him in both hands, so he can no longer beat that disastrous, devastating drum.

    If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there.~~Lewis Carroll

    by Molly Martinez on Thu Jan 25, 2007 at 08:49:16 PM PST

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    •  True (0+ / 0-)

      "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

      That statement is not a whole cloth lie... technically.

      But it is crafted and was said in such a was as to imply that Saddam had the yellowcake.  They knew that people would only actually hear this:  "The British government ... Saddam Hussein ... uranium ."

      That statement was in close proximity to Condi and her mushroom remark.  Making the whole Saddam has nuke capability stick in people's minds, without actually having to say it.  

      It's a lie of intention.

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