February 7, 2004

Three Articles. The Lie Factory: Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski, 43, "a now-retired Air Force officer who served in the Pentagon's Near East and South Asia (NESA) unit in the year before the invasion of Iraq, observed how the Pentagon's Iraq war-planning unit manufactured scare stories about Iraq's weapons and ties to terrorists. ... It was by turning such bogus intelligence into talking points for U.S. officials ... that the administration pushed American public opinion into supporting an unnecessary war."

Paul Krugman reviews books from Kevin Phillips and Ron Suskind: "It's a lot easier to document links between the bin Laden family and the Bushes than it is to document links between the bin Ladens and Saddam Hussein."

Daniel Hopsicker: "A software company called Ptech, founded by a Saudi financier placed on America's Terrorist List in October 2001, had access to the FAA's entire computer system for two years before the 9/11 attack."

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