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Tuesday, July 15, 2003

Add Totally Clueless to the Impeachment Charges:
Bush said the CIA's doubts about the charge -- that Iraq sought to buy "yellowcake" uranium ore in Africa -- were "subsequent" to the Jan. 28 State of the Union speech in which Bush made the allegation. Defending the broader decision to go to war with Iraq, the president said the decision was made after he gave Saddam Hussein "a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in."

Bush's position was at odds with those of his own aides, who acknowledged over the weekend that the CIA raised doubts that Iraq sought to buy uranium from Niger more than four months before Bush's speech.
-- Washington Post.

Who's the revisionist historian? Inspectors had been in Iraq for months when Bush ordered them out to start the war. And the White House was denying all winter that they had already decided to go to war, so if Bush is now claiming that he decided on war last fall before the inspectors returned, he is admitting to repeatedly lying.

[Update] I've finished reading that Washington Post article, and it is remarkable in that it actually points out numerous contradictions in the Bushies' story lines. So many "news" articles in the past year have quoted administration officials saying things that are obviously false, or which at the least contradict some other thing they've said. But rarely have the reporters pointed this out. It's good to see it finally happening.