** E se Bush non avesse mentito?
** Fred Kaplan, su Slate, ritorna sulla questione delle armi di distruzione di massa in Iraq e pensa che nell’amministrazione americana c’era piu buona fede di quanta non gliene sia accreditata:
Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, and the other Pentagon officials who made these claims so fiercely probably weren’t _ lying_. Clearly, they had formed their conclusions first, then went scrounging for the evidence. Clearly, they stretched the evidence they found right up to, and in some cases beyond, the logical limits. However, it’s a fair bet that they genuinely believed that Saddam had these weapons. They probably also believed that the analysts in the CIA and DIA, who were uncertain or skeptical about the matter, just didn’t, or didn’t want to, look hard enough.