October, 2001: Earliest Documentation on Iraq War Planning?

This afternoon, the National Security Archives at George Washington University released some stunning documents, that seem to further corroborate the Downing Street Minutes, as well as buttress the argument that there was precious little post-war planning in the rush to topple Saddam. Among them is this State Department powerpoint slide:

Digest the date in the [...]


Commentary By: Richard Blair

This afternoon, the National Security Archives at George Washington University released some stunning documents, that seem to further corroborate the Downing Street Minutes, as well as buttress the argument that there was precious little post-war planning in the rush to topple Saddam. Among them is this State Department powerpoint slide:

Digest the date in the first bullet point for a moment. 10/2001 – barely one month after the events of September 11th, when all efforts of the U.S. government should have been focused completely, and without hesitation, on finding Osama “Who?” Bin Laden.

Here’s a full list of the document dump today by the National Security Archive:
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