Friday, October 01, 2004

First Time I've Heard That One

Juan Cole:

I have it from insiders that in April, 2003, Jay Garner let it slip to some of his staff that his charge was to turn Iraq over to Ahmad Chalabi within six months. The staffers were shocked and some contacted the State Department to see if this was known there. It was not. So they blew the whistle on Bush with Colin Powell. I was told that Powell then made a coalition with Tony Blair and that the two of them went to Bush and got him to change his mind.

Yeah, read the whole thing. Just when you think they couldn't have been more stupid, you learn something new about them that just floors you all over again. Or, at least, I am floored. Dr. Cole's scoop is new to me, and strikes me as important.