‘Forgers’ of Niger Uranium Contract Named

Apr 9, 2006
Remember the uranium ore that Hussein supposedly purchased from Niger? A contract documenting the sale was used as evidence of the need to invade Iraq and was included in a 2002 U.S. State Department fact sheet on Iraq's weapons program. Remember how the IAEA denounced the documents as fakes shortly before the invasion of Iraq? Well, according to the Times Online, the forgers have finally been named.
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Documents Show Saddam’s WMD Frustrations

Mar 22, 2006
AP reports that Hussein and his inner circle were exasperated in their attempts during the 1990s to prove to the world that they'd given up banned weapons, according to transcripts of meetings found among documents seized after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. "We don't have anything hidden!" Saddam once interjected, documents show.

Iraq: Three Years In

Mar 19, 2006
It's the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq Where do we stand? The NY Times calls the undertaking a miserable, botched fiasco Iraq's former interim prime minister calls the sectarian violence "civil war" An LA Times reporter says that Bush is working to lower expectations in Iraq Donald Rumsfeld, writing in the Washington Post, sees the occupation through rose-colored glasses A BBC reporter gives a "glass-half-full / glass-half-empty" reading, but the headline uses the word "bleak".

Bush Lacked Iraq Rebuilding Plan

Mar 1, 2006
The Washington Times (of all publications) says that a new government report claims the White House "never drew up a comprehensive plan for rebuilding Iraq" after the 2003 invasion. In the last week, Bush has lost: Bill O'Reilly William F. Buckley William KristolNow even the staunchly conservative Washington Times is giving the White House a hard time. All of a sudden the ranks of Bush supporters seem about as robust as our "coalition of the willing."

Iraq Headed Squarely Toward Civil War

Mar 1, 2006
A bomb in a vegetable market killed 36 people in Baghdad, prompting the government to announce a one-day ban on all vehicles in the city This comes on the heels of similarly deadly bombings Wednesday and the day before The Washington Post put the death toll of this recent spate of violence at over 1,300 What's worse, America's spy chief tells Congress that the violence could destabilize the entire region--which would completely upend one of Bush's main reasons for invasion in the first place.