“Hubris”: New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War “Hoax”


Mother Jones has the article “Hubris”: New Documentary Reexamines the Iraq War “Hoax”.

The film highlights a Pentagon document declassified two years ago. This memo notes that in November 2001—shortly after the 9/11 attacks—Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld met with General Tommy Franks to review plans for the “decapitation” of the Iraqi government. The two men reviewed how a war against Saddam could be triggered; that list included a “dispute over WMD inspections.” It’s evidence that the administration was seeking a pretense for war.

The gist of most of the comments on the article is “Well, I knew from the get go that this was a hoax.” I put myself in that camp. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a post somewhere on this blog that makes that clear.

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