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Thu, Sep. 23rd, 2010, 01:34 pm
sonof2ravens: Newly Declassified Documents Show Bush Administration Looked For Excuse To Start War In Iraq

From the stuff we already knew dept:
Newly Declassified Documents Show Bush Administration Looked For Excuse To Start War In Iraq In Nov. 2001

The Bush administration has long maintained they had not decided to invade Iraq until the days before it actually began and that they did “everything” they could to “avoid war in Iraq.” President Bush even claimed that the “American people can know that every measure has been taken to avoid war.”

Yet there is evidence that the Bush administration, from its very early days, was actively plotting to go to war with the Arab country. From a British memo that noted that “Bush made it clear the US intended to invade whether or not there was a second resolution and even if UN inspectors found no evidence of a banned Iraqi weapons programme” to memoirs by administration members Richard Clarke and Paul O’Neill, there have been numerous disclosures that strongly suggest that the Bush administration was plotting a war against Iraq while recognizing it was not a threat to the United States.


http://thinkprogress.org/2010/09/23/documents-bush-iraq-november/