Saturday, January 10, 2004

While it's not the least bit surprising, it's always worse to have a strong suspicion actually be confirmed.

Bush planned Iraqi invasion pre-Sept. 11 - report
Reuters, 01.10.04, 12:56 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill charges in a new book that President Bush entered office in January 2001 intent on invading Iraq and was in search of a way to go about it.

O'Neill, fired in December 2002 as part of a shake-up of Bush's economic team, has become the first major insider of the Bush administration to launch an attack on the president.

He likened Bush at Cabinet meetings to "a blind man in a room full of deaf people," according to excerpts from a CBS interview to promote a book by former Wall Street Journal reporter Ron Suskind, "The Price of Loyalty."

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