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Monday, March 27, 2006

Bush Wanted to Invade Iraq No Matter What, Memo Shows

In a story that has been seen overseas for some time, a secret memo has come to light that shows that President Bush and British Prime Minister were prepared to invade Iraq, whether they received UN approval or not. In fact, Bush suggested painting a US plane with UN colors to provoke Hussein. ...

According to an NYTimes story (via RAWStory) on the memo

The memo also shows that the president and the prime minister acknowledged that no unconventional weapons had been found inside Iraq. Faced with the possibility of not finding any before the planned invasion, Bush talked about several ways to provoke a confrontation, including a proposal to paint a U.S. surveillance plane in the colors of the United Nations in hopes of drawing fire, or assassinating Saddam. [my emphasis]
This memo and these proposed actions show that, contrary to his recent assertions to the contrary, President Bush wanted to go to war.

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