Friday, May 06, 2005

Goin' to war

Let's go back to that magical year of 2002. You all remember, Iraqi invasion plans leaked, "mushroom clouds," a "gathering" (not imminent!) threat, the "feckless" UN. Good times.

I'll never forget driving in my car, in December of that year, listening to Bob Woodward flog his Bush-hagiography of the moment. When he was asked by Terri Gross what chances he would give to an invasion, he hemmed and hawed, and finally said, "Oh, about 50 percent."

I nearly drove off the road. Fifty percent! Who had he been talking to? What had he been watching? Up to that point, I wasn't sure whether Woodward had become a hack blinded by his sources. Well, this was pretty much confirmation. This is further confirmation.

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