The Bushies likely don't have the political clout or public support to launch their Iran war now, but they obviously will keep trying and working the angles.
It is an odd time in American history when the only thing preventing a world war from starting is not a political opposition party but instead the military and CIA, once considered the arms and legs of the military-industrial Frankenstein.
by the authors:
HERE is the redacted version of a draft Op-Ed article we wrote for The Times, as blacked out by the Central Intelligence Agency’s Publication Review Board after the White House intervened in the normal prepublication review process and demanded substantial deletions. Agency officials told us that they had concluded on their own that the original draft included no classified material, but that they had to bow to the White House.
Indeed, the deleted portions of the original draft reveal no classified material. These passages go into aspects of American-Iranian relations during the Bush administration’s first term that have been publicly discussed by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; former Secretary of State Colin Powell; former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage; a former State Department policy planning director, Richard Haass; and a former special envoy to Afghanistan, James Dobbins.
The New York Times
December 22, 2006
Redacted Version of Original Op-Ed
By FLYNT LEVERETT and HILLARY MANN
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