Mon Aug 04, 2008 at 11:29
Once again, let's go back to the beginning. The beginnings of the war in Iraq where American soldiers are still dying today in the latter half of 2008 and will still be dying in 2010, even if we elect Barack Obama and he ends the war on his stated 16-month timetable.
Back to 2001, in the days after 9/11 when the anthrax scare begins. A small group of people start spreading the story that the anthrax was connected to Iraq and Saddam Hussein. This cabal, if you will, operated not unlike the Cheney-centered one tasked with fomenting public opinion against Iraq. Same cabal? You decide. Anyway, they got their message to the media, specifically ABC News, as Glenn Greenwald has capably described. But you know who was spreading this (false) rumor weeks before ABC News? The "Maverick," John McCain. Follow for details.
tremayne :: John McCain: Key Player in Speading the False Anthrax Story About Iraq
A month after 9/11, before 4 of 5 anthrax victims had died, McCain went on Letterman and said "some of this anthrax may - and I emphasize may - have come from Iraq":