When did the Bush Administration really start planning for war? (Part XXVI)

As Rep. John Conyers held hearings in Washington to discuss the Downing Street Memo, muckracking journalist Greg Palast has submitted his own testimony to the Congressman from England. [Shakespeare's Sister live-blogged the Conyers hearings.]

What he writes is nothing short of shocking; a timeline of the Bush Administration's planning for the war on Iraq. And guess what? It didn't start in 2003. "February 2001 - Only one month after the first Bush-Cheney inauguration, the State Department's Pam Quanrud organizes a secret confab in California to make plans for the invasion of Iraq and removal of Saddam." (Greg Palast)

UPDATE: Alternate Brain has posted a picture of Conyers delivering the petition to the White House, and being denied access. (Alternate Brain via Shakespeare's Sister)


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