Update: Manufacturing Crisis and Leviathan

by | Feb 12, 2006 | Stress Blog

Hooray! An American newspaper has finally decided to cover the plan that Bush and friends had cooked up in early 2003 to make it look like Iraq had started the war by deliberately getting a U-2 spy-plane painted in UN colors shot down, as revealed in the book “Lawless World,” by British author Philippe Sands, UK Channel 4, the BBC, the London Times and, of course, Antiwar.com (9 days ago).

Says the LA Times,

“Bush told Blair that ‘the U.S. was thinking of flying U2 reconnaissance aircraft with fighter cover over Iraq, painted in U.N. colors. If Saddam fires on them, he would be in breach’ of U.N. resolutions.

Bush also was quoted as saying an Iraqi defector might make a public presentation about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and that there was a small possibility the Iraqi leader would be assassinated.”

I wonder if this is a reference to Douglas Feith’s hit teams that Larisa Alexandranova wrote about for Rawstory.

“In any case, [Bush] said, the war was ‘penciled in’ for March 10 and the United States would go ahead with or without a second U.N. resolution.

Blair replied that he was ‘solidly with’ the president.”

Wow, the shame that supporters of this stupid war feel must be soul-crushingly horrible.

Good luck with that.

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