Clarke's bombshells

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/week_2004_03_14.html#002727

Former White House terrorism czar, served under Bush & Clinton:

The top counter-terrorism advisor, Clarke was briefing the highest government officials, including President Bush and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in the aftermath of 9/11. “Rumsfeld was saying we needed to bomb Iraq…We all said, 'but no, no. Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan,” recounts Clarke, “and Rumsfeld said, ‘There aren’t any good targets in Afghanistan and there are lots of good targets in Iraq.’ I said, ‘Well, there are lots of good targets in lots of places, but Iraq had nothing to do with [the 9/11 attacks],’” he tells Stahl.

Wholly CRAP. That’s one great read. Might pick up his book. Thanks!