serious human rights abuses which would undermine an otherwise successful military campaign, and our reputation internationally
August 17, 2005 7:06 PM Subscribe
In case the Downing Street Papers weren't enough:
US State Dept. documents from the National Security Archive, obtained thru a Freedom of Information Act: State Department experts warned CENTCOM before Iraq war about lack of plans for
post-war Iraq security
, Planning for post-Saddam regime change began as early as October 2001
, and ...They provide detail on each of the working groups and give the starting date for planning as October 2001.
Entire sections of a Powerpoint presentation the State Department prepared on November 1, 2002 -- including those covering "What We Have Learned So Far" and "Implications for the Real Future of Iraq" -- have been censored as still-classified information. ...
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