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Monday, January 12, 2004

"Go find me a way to do this."

From Bloomberg and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

The book [The Price of Loyalty] describes a Jan. 30, 2001, meeting of Bush's newly assembled National Security Council...At the end of the meeting, Bush said Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Hugh Shelton "should examine our military options" and "how it might look" to use U.S. ground troops in Iraq.

An excellent Saturday post from Billmon's Whiskey Bar.

O'Neill has just introduced as Exhibit A in the case against George W. Bush. It's not quite smoking, but it's close...when the Pentagon (the Pentagon!) is preparing for the disposition of Iraqi oil contracts, and the President of the United States is saying, "find me a way to invade Iraq" -- all this before 9/11/2001 -- then it seems to me the burden of proof should shift from the accuser to the accused, particularly when virtually every claim made by the administration to justify the invasion has since been shown to be false.
The Republicans, of course, will try to keep the focus squarely on O'Neill. I think the ex-Treasury Secretary is about to encounter the politics of personal destruction -- up close and personal.

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