Thursday, July 22, 2004

An alternate history

I was referred to an older TNR column by Frank Easterbrook today called "An Alternative History."

Interesting points he makes, especially this one:

Bush justified his attack on Afghanistan, and the detention of 19 men of Arab descent who had entered the country legally, on grounds of intelligence reports suggesting an imminent, devastating attack on the United States. But no such attack ever occurred, leading to widespread ridicule of Bush's claims. Speaking before a special commission created by Congress to investigate Bush's anti-terrorism actions, former national security adviser Rice shocked and horrified listeners when she admitted, "We had no actionable warnings of any specific threat, just good reason to believe something really bad was about to happen."

[Listening to: Rock Lobster - The B-52's - Time Capsule (4:54)]


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