Saturday, September 29, 2007

The significance of the Spanish Downing Street Memo

The significance of the "revelation" that Saddam in '02 was potentially ready to leave Iraq lies more in the timeline of what Bush was saying about the prospect of war, shortly before the invasion. Click here to watch Olbermann discuss it with Jim Webb. Excerpt (Webb talking) below:
(On the Spanish “Downing Street” memos) There’s no real surprise there. If you look back at where the situation was in ‘02, I and General Tony Zinni and other people were saying that Iraq probably would have been sixth highest in terms of the threats to the United States. In fact, I wrote a piece in the Washington Post five years ago this month, basically saying “Do you really want to be in Iraq for the next 30 years?” and that these people have no exit strategy because they don’t intend to leave.



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