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Sunday, September 14, 2003

More lies from the White House

This just has to be seen to be believed. It's amazing how far an Administration will go to bolster its political standing, even to the expense of some dead brown people.

Read it all.
In its most recent comment on the issue, State Department spokesman Philip Reeker said last week the administration stands by its initial justification for the bombing. He said evidence suggests that bin Laden was seeking to acquire weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons, for use against American targets.

"The evidence about the purpose of this chemical plant remains persuasive," Reeker said.
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An administration official said yesterday the plant was targeted based on "physical and circumstantial evidence" and those involved were "totally confident" the information was correct.
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"But I am concerned about the awesome power of a few individuals to make these kinds of decisions in a vacuum," he said. "Because of the unique circumstances of the White House at the time, which was under political siege, hawks were able to convince otherwise cautious people to act."
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"You once could have made the argument that the intelligence community was subverting the policy," he mused. "This is a case that shows a change- the policy subverting the intelligence community. And it underscores how oblivious Americans are to the rest of the world that they can be fed this shit."
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Administration officials have yet to produce any "compelling," let alone "irrefutable," evidence that the bombed complex was a "chemical weapons-related" facility.
This is the kind of thing that makes you wonder if lunatics are running the White House.

I mean, this is the kind of thing that really erodes confidence in an Administration.

It makes you wonder if they will ever stop using war to promote their political agenda.

Clearly, American foreign policy has been highjacked by those who seek to rush to war.

Consequences be damned.

This stuff is getting old, isn't it?

Yes, it is.

Five years old, in fact:

Bill Clinton Bombs an Aspirin Factory

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