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Tuesday, March 04, 2003

A Summary of the Ken Pollack Case For Invading Iraq

Provided by Eric T. Miller, whose bio tells us that "Eric Miller, former Chief Investment Officer at Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, has agreed to join bankstocks.com as a Senior Contributor.

The article summarizes the Iraqi situation since the Gulf War, including the glorious history of UN inspections. Also, there are some tidbits for those waiting for the "silver bullet":

The CIA had been given the green light in 1997 to pursue coup attempts, but at least six attempts didn’t come close to succeeding.


Some politicians have advocated an attempted coup, but we’re tried that a number of times, never successfully. Pollack isn’t impressed with the quality of leadership among the opposition groups. Hussein’s security wall seems almost impenetrable, especially after he eliminated any potential adversary. George Tenet, the CIA director, has said that the chances of success of covert action are no better than 20%.

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