"Intended for Conventional Weapons"

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Murray Waas at the National Journal is proving himself the best muckraker in Washington: Take his lastest expose, documenting the administration's top-level machinations to cover up what Bush knew, and when Bush knew it, about Iraq's (lack of) WMD programs:

"Presidential knowledge was the ball game," says a former senior government official outside the White House who was personally familiar with the damage-control effort. "The mission was to insulate the president. It was about making it appear that he wasn't in the know. You could do that on Niger. You couldn't do that with the tubes."

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