Bush tried to fix elections

Shocking, shocking news about the Bush administration's meddling in Iraq: "Seymour Hersh's 'Get Out the Vote,' subtitle: 'Did Washington try to manipulate Iraq’s election?' Read the whole thing, which peels through several layers of various plans to try to prevent the outcome we've seen in Iraq -- Iran-backed Shiite parties take the store, but this is a key graph," writes Laura Rozen:


In my reporting for this story, one theme that emerged was the Bush Administration’s increasing tendency to turn to off-the-books covert actions to accomplish its goals. This allowed the Administration to avoid the kind of stumbling blocks it encountered in the debate about how to handle the elections: bureaucratic infighting, congressional second-guessing, complaints from outsiders.
(WarandPiece)

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