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C reported on his recent talks in Washington. There was a perceptible shift in attitude. Military action was now seen as inevitable. Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.

“C” being Richard Dearlove, head of the UK MI6. The britisch version of the CIA. Nobody has denied that this quote is real.

The date being July 23 2002. At this time George Bush told everybody that the US would only go to war with Iraq if they would not disarm. And that war would be a ‘last resort’.

There is a contradiction here. And nobody looks to Mr. Dearlove for being the one not telling the truth.

This is important, since it is a matter of war and peace. War is a terrible thing. If you base it on lies then you need to be held responsible for it. Clinton got almost impeached for having bad taste in picking his mistress.

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