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NOTEBOOK

PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
New Republic;3/29/2004, Vol. 230 Issue 11, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses assertions from the Bush Administration that Saddam Hussein posed an imminent threat with regards to weapons of mass destruction. Last week, John Kerry asserted that he'd met with foreign leaders who told him they hoped he would defeat President Bush in November. The White House immediately leaped on the claim, questioning its veracity and demanding that Kerry name names. After all, a just-released Pew poll found that most Britons and a full 85 percent of French and Germans dislike the president, so it's not hard to believe some European leaders might favor a Kerry victory in the fall. Indeed, relations between Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder were completely severed before the Iraq war. It's also amusing for the Bush administration to suggest there's something wrong with keeping sensitive discussions with foreign leaders secret, given that it spent the run-up to the Iraq war insisting it had private assurances of foreign support while declining to name its putative allies.
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12590381

 

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