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How many rationales were floated to go to war with Iraq?

May 27, 2004
How many rationales were floated to go to war with Iraq?

3? 4? 7?

Try 27.

If it seems that there have been quite a few rationales for going to war in Iraq, that’s because there have been quite a few – 27, in fact, all floated between Sept. 12, 2001, and Oct. 11, 2002, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. All but four of the rationales originated with the administration of President George W. Bush.

The study also finds that the Bush administration switched its focus from Osama bin Laden to Saddam Hussein early on – only five months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

I knew there were a lot floated, but 27? Jebus, that’s ludicrous. The article is pretty damning, so make sure you read the whole thing.

Via Digby.

3 Responses to How many rationales were floated to go to war with Iraq?

  • Interesting BLOG you have here, but a tad schizophrenic. Is it a gaming blog, or a “I hate George Bush” blog?

    Where’s the gaming stuff?

  • It’s there, under the Gaming category.

  • How about it’s a blog about stuff he’s interested in? Sheesh. Why does it have to be pigeon-holed into a neat little category for you? Are you so one-dimensional yourself that you fail to see depth in other people?