As we prepare to leave Iraq, we present that timeline to you again.
offers a greatly expanded (if now technologically outdated) version of this timeline, one that is completely sourced to primary documents and initial news accounts.
They arrive tragically late, and too often out of order.
Back in 2006, we attempted to strip the history of the runup to the war to its bones, to reconstruct a skeleton that we thought might be key in resolving the open questions of the Bush era.
Bush told he’s mentally unstable and really only Al Qaeda’s travel agent.
US agents never debrief Curveball or perform background check.[Date the public knew: 6/20/06]Primary corroborator of Curveball’s claims that Iraq has mobile weapons labs is judged a liar and Chalabi plant by DIA.A fabricator warning is posted in US intelligence databases.It was our hope to make this second draft of history as definitive as possible.So that we won’t be fooled again.—THE EDITORS Project for a New American Century (PNAC)—founded by Cheney, Scooter Libby, Donald Rumsfeld, Jeb Bush, Paul Wolfowitz, and other top neocons—demands President Clinton undertake the “removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime.”Chalabi-connected Iraqi defector “Curveball”—a convicted sex offender and low-level engineer who became the sole source for much of the case that Saddam had WMD, particularly mobile weapons labs—enters Munich seeking a German visa.” [Date the public knew: 1/8/03]“I was asked by one of the senior commanders of Central Command to go into his office.