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"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."
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Anchor for this item  posted April 14, 2003 at 8:18 p.m. MDT

Bush vetoes Syria war plan - "The White House has privately ruled out suggestions that the US should go to war against Syria"
[Jesus H.!! There were suggestions that needed to be ruled out?!]
" ... In the past few weeks, the US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, ordered contingency plans for a war on Syria to be reviewed following the fall of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, his undersecretary for policy, Doug Feith, and William Luti, the head of the Pentagon's office of special plans, were asked to put together a briefing paper on the case for war against Syria, outlining its role in supplying weapons to Saddam Hussein, its links with Middle East terrorist groups and its allegedly advanced chemical weapons programme. Mr Feith and Mr Luti were both instrumental in persuading the White House to go to war in Iraq.
Mr Feith and other conservatives now playing important roles in the Bush administration, advised the Israeli government in 1996 that it could "shape its strategic environment... by weakening, containing and even rolling back Syria".
"It is a dangerous thing, to be Machiavelli.
It is a disastrous thing,
to be Machiavelli without virtu."
                               Hans Morgenthau


 

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