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Feb 6, 2004 11:39 pm


I would suggest to Chamblers Johnson that in addition to James Fallows and Seymour Hersh he name David Halberstam to his commission investigating government intelligence failures preceding the invasion of Iraq. After all, Halberstam has written an entire book, Best and the Brightest, on the subject of the difficulty of translating intelligence into policy during the 1960s. The same kind of “cherry picking of information” that got us into Vietnam has now landed us into another no win situation. The only question now is how many body bags will it take to get us out of it? I hope it is not more than 50,000 like the last time.

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