Monday :: Oct 2, 2006

Abramoff Knew About Iraq War A Year In Advance


by Steve

Among the many reasons the White House is petrified at the thought of losing the House to the Democrats is the certainty that Henry Waxman will take over the House Government Reform Committee. Rove knows that Waxman will want to know about Susan Ralston and how close Rove really was to Abramoff. But I suspect that Rove also fears that Waxman will open an inquiry as to why Jack Abramoff knew about the Iraq war a year before Bush certified to Congress that he had done all he could to avoid war.

From: Jack Abramoff
To: 'octagon1'
Monday, March 18, 2002 8:31 AM
Subject: RE: Sunday
I was sitting yesterday with Karl Rove, Bush's top advisor, at the NCAA basketball game, discussing Israel when this email came in. I showed it to him. It seems that the President was very sad to have to come out negatively regarding Israel, but that they needed to mollify the Arabs for the upcoming war on Iraq. That did not seem to work anyway. Bush seems to love Sharon and Israel, and thinks Arabfat [sic], is nothing but a liar. I thought I'd pass that on.

But of course, neither Rove nor Bush knew Abramoff very well, right? Or for that matter, Kenny-boy Mehlman? Uh, wait. That defense may not fly anymore either.

Hat tip to Kos diarist jorndorff

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