This story appeared in the Guardian the other day and I didn’t blog it thinking that other bloggers would be all over it. (Which doesn’t seem to have occurred. Am I missing something? Why isn’t this story as important as the Downing Street Memo story?)
After reading all the latest comments on the direction that the Plame investigation seems to be heading, it seems to me it indicates how far the planners of the invasion of Iraq initially intended to go. Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq. We also know about Venezuela. It seems to me that there is a pattern here; Texas oil must be hard to pluck out of the ground these days.
George Bush told Tony Blair shortly before the invasion of Iraq that he intended to target other countries, including Saudi Arabia, which, he implied, planned to acquire weapons of mass destruction.
Mr Bush said he “wanted to go beyond Iraq in dealing with WMD proliferation, mentioning in particular Saudi Arabia, Iran, North Korea, and Pakistan,” according to a note of a telephone conversation between the two men on January 30 2003.