Friday, March 19, 2004

Richard Clarke 

I was wondering how Richard Clarke was going to promote his new book. Well, he's going on 60 Minutes. Clarke, of course, was in Bush's NSC, along with Rand Beers. Both quit over Iraq (more or less) and promptly went to work for John Kerry. And how his book is coming out, and Beers is a big source, I think. There has been all kinds of talk of "oh, these guys know where the bodies are buried" and all that. So I've been eagerly awaiting this, but at the same time I'm a little skeptical. But, via Kevin Drum, it appears we've found at least one body:
Rumsfeld was saying we needed to bomb Iraq....We all said, 'but no, no. Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan," recounts Clarke, "and Rumsfeld said, 'There aren't any good targets in Afghanistan and there are lots of good targets in Iraq.' I said, 'Well, there are lots of good targets in lots of places, but Iraq had nothing to do with [the September 11 attacks].'
Much like the Suskind/O'Neill book, this is basically what we knew, but it has never been confirmed in a way the press can use. Well, here we go. Of course, I hope Brad DeLong will read this book so I don't have to.

Oh, and DeLong is already on the case. Btw, remember how Wesley Clark got in all kinds of shit when he said that people in the Pentagon were talking about Iraq on 9/12? Well, here's our proof (and we did all know it was true anyway, right?).
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