Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The Chicago Tribune evaluates why the US went to war

The one story to read today above all others is probably this one: The results of the Chicago Tribune's "inquest" into the Bush Administrations justifications for going to war in Iraq and what we know today. The analysis is missing a few things that The Monk thinks weigh in favor of the attack (those transports to Syria, for instance; read our coverage of the Duelfer report and the testimony of Charles Duelfer, head of the CIA's Iraq Survey Group here, here and here and in early October 2004 (see the archives)).

Nonetheless, for a major US broadsheet to undertake this kind of analysis in an even-handed manner is a large step up from what the NY Times and even Washington Post have produced.

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