How start?The ensuing inspection demands were largely met, and no WMD were found. I wonder how the memos read at that point.
- Saddam moves against Kurds in north?
- U.S. discovers Saddam connection to Sept. 11 attack or to anthrax attacks?
- Dispute over WMD inspections?
- Start thinking now about inspection demands.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Swampland links to a recently-declassified set of talking points drafted for Donald Rumsfeld in preparation for a November 27, 2001 meeting with Tommy Franks -- to plan the invasion of Iraq, less than three months after 9/11. "Focus on WMD" it begins helpfully, before moving into a skeletal battle plan. Then comes the interesting part: