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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

GROWING UP FAST
Boy, the apple doesn't fall far from the incompetent tree, does it?
Inquiry urged into warning of Iraq shrine bomb
BAGHDAD -- March 1, 2006 -- Iraqi politicians demanded an inquiry on Wednesday into why the government did not act on a warning about a plan to bomb a Shi'ite shrine, an attack that has brought the country to the brink of civil war.

Government and political sources told Reuters the minister for national security sent a report to the government two weeks before last Wednesday's demolition of the Golden Mosque in Samarra saying security had been breached around the shrine. But the government ignored it, they said.
Sound familiar? Check this out:
Bush told of threat before September 11
WASHINGTON -- May 16, 2002 -- The CIA warned the US president, George Bush, weeks before September 11 that al-Qaida terrorists might hijack US aeroplanes, the White House admitted yesterday.

Mr Bush is believed to have received the warning in August last year as part of his regular intelligence briefing while on vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Iraq's government really has been modeled on ours, hasn't it? Yep, Bush-flavored democracy is taking hold fast. They've got too much religion in their politics, everybody seems to have a gun, and reality television is all the rage. Heck, they probably even rig their elections. Freedom is so totally on the march over there.

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MORE
NYT: Iraqis See Hope Dashed
Post-Gazette: Worth the Price?
Silber: Never Let Them Forget
ThinkProgress: No Excuses for Bush
WSJ '03: 'Remaking Iraq in America's image more dangerous than many neocons predicted'

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