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British Document Provides Insight into Iraq Planning

May 5, 2005

Date: 23 July 2002

Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy. The NSC had no patience with the UN route, and no enthusiasm for publishing material on the Iraqi regime’s record. There was little discussion in Washington of the aftermath after military action. [Emphasis added.]

The secret Downing Street memo – Sunday Times – Times Online

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