Pre-plan of attack

"This anecdote became the most pimped passage from Woodward’s fascinating book. And the passage is fake as a two-dollar bill [sic]," writes Bob Somerby, of an anecdote from Plan of Attack showing Bush rejecting a shaky case for WMD in Iraq -- four months AFTER the administration began its case for WMD to the public! "...Except as a piece of pleasing propaganda, an attempt to pimp Wise Leader Bush. Four months into his drive to war, Bush is getting briefed on the WMD? As Hamilton’s report quite clearly captures, this seemed to be his 'initial' briefing—his first chance to go over the WMD case. No, that didn’t make any sense. But that’s the way the hapless press corp all agreed to play it." (Daily Howler)

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