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dismisses evidence of Bush’s Iraq lies as ‘conspiracy theories.’ via
Think Progress by Amanda Terkel on 10/28/08
In a recent interview with Der Spiegel, Robert Kagan, a leading member
of John McCain’s war cabinet, dismissed wrongdoing by the Bush
administration in the run-up to the Iraq war as “conspiracy theories”:

SPIEGEL: Isn’t it true that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld took advantage of
the outrage over the 9/11 terrorist attacks to strike Iraq? Is it even
possible anymore to deny that the war was based on manipulation,
exaggeration and flat-out lies? […]

In retrospect, we have to admit that Washington could have waited a
while longer. That’s a different question. But I think it’s about time
we moved beyond this silly conversation and these absurd conspiracy

Matt Duss at the Wonk Room writes, “We can ‘move beyond this silly
conversation’ when people like Robert Kagan cease pretending that Bush,
Cheney, Rumsfeld, Feith, et al were arguing in good faith about the
need to invade Iraq, and stop dismissing the overwhelming evidence of
their dishonesty as ‘conspiracy theories.’”

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