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Get a Clue, Who had the Real Intel on the War
From Tomdispatch tonight, Nick Turse, "Get a Clue, Who had the Real Intel on the War" http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=34064
In the second of two Tomdispatch pieces on shame and honor in the Bush era, Nick Turse takes us into the streets -- and to the most recent anitwar demonstrations. There, he reminds us that, without the latest twisted intel from generals or politicians or spymasters with top-secret access to reports from the intelligence community, millions of protestors in the United States and around the world knew in early 2003 that the coming war in Iraq would be illegitimate, deadly, and destructive. They sensed that invading Iraq would, in the long run, be no cake-walk. They already understood that what the Bush administration so clearly planned to do was based on lies. And they knew it was all wrong -- not from the start or months or years later -- but before it ever began.
This is not only a moving dispatch, but an important reminder about who exactly in our world should be honored at a moment when the Bush administration is finally under attack.