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The emerging possibility that the White House Iraq Group (WHIG) may come under investigation would ensure that all the prewar planning and information warfare would make it into Fitzgerald's subpoena-powered hands.

By way of contextualizing just what that means, Digby points to a report "written by Colonel Sam Gardiner who identified 50 false news stories created and leaked by a secretive White House propaganda apparatus."

In it, Gardiner writes that an aggressive information warfare campaign was necessary as: "Washington and London did not trust the peoples of their democracies to come to the right decisions..."

Digby writes: "It was this story that the White House didn't want exposed and when Joe Wilson started making noises about Dick Cheney and yellowcake, they got very nervous."


Bonus: Following this post, Digby has one you just want to scoop up and parade around to blog-doubters. Just try to find a column or editorial as well-argued.

Responding to a challenge over the distinction between supporting the Iraq War with a slim chance of success or no chance, Digby essentially deconstructs the framing used to sell the war to those on the fence. (Hullabaloo)

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