Well, a lot of people knew that the justification for invading Iraq was a hoax and now they’re talking. Actually, they started talking to David Corn and Michael Isikoff for their book, “Hubris,” which has now been turned into a documentary to be shown on MSNBC tonight in the Rachel Maddow time slot (9PM E/P)
David Corn provides a preview in Mother Jones and alerts us to the fact that new information is trickling out, including a declassified document from the Pentagon discussing the “decapitation” of Iraq in November of 2001. (What probably won’t be mentioned is that the Pentagon already had detailed plans for 24 U.S. bases in Iraq on its shelves in preparation for a long-desired foothold in the Middle East, from which the region could be stabilized. If one pays close attention to John McCain, it’s clear that he’s still got a bee in his bonnet about the unstable Middle East).
Jimstaro has a much more expansive preview on DailyKos, and should be consulted as a preeminent voice for veterans.
I, meanwhile, apologize for hogging Bluehampshire, but this effort to speak truth to power is not to be missed. I am not sure, as Rachel Maddow seems to think, that knowing we’ve been scammed will prevent it from happening again, but the hundreds of thousands who died needlessly at least deserve an admission that we did wrong. What we can do for the tortured and maimed and the genetically damaged is still to be decided.