Monday, March 27, 2006

Tonkin Redux

The New York times reports today on another memo from the British government which stated that Bush was intent on going to war several weeks before the invasion began. While such memos are obviously revealing, I think most careful observers knew at the time that Bush had his mind made up.

What was more interesting (and angering) to me was a plot Bush mentioned to Tony Blair that could possibly provoke Saddam into war.
"The U.S. was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in U.N. colours," the memo says, attributing the idea to Mr. Bush. "If Saddam fired on them, he would be in breach."
So much for Bush's assertions that "to think I wanted war is just plain wrong."


And just for fun, here is a, particularly insightful quote from our Commander-in-Chief on how things are going in Iraq:
"I understand people being disheartened when they turn on their TV screen," Bush said, adding that "nobody likes beheadings" and other grim images.
Really? NOBODY likes beheadings huh? Way to go out there on a limb.


At March 28, 2006 1:32 PM, Blogger Gilbert Martinez said...

Way to go out there on a limb.

C'mon, it's hard work being president. It's hard work.


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