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Friday, February 24, 2006

Pre-targeting Iraq
There's more pressure on Donald Rumsfeld and the Bush administration over the targeting of Iraq as sensitive meeting notes have been uncovered using the US Freedom of Information Act.

The notes where made a few hours after airplanes hit the World Trade Centre buildings on September 11th 2001 by Stephen Cambone, assistant to then United States Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld.

The notes suggest an immediate attack on Iraq, before any related proof was given. "Best info fast. Judge whether good enough [to] hit SH at same time -- not only UBL [Pentagon shorthand for Usama/Osama bin Laden]," the notes say. "Tasks. Jim Haynes [Pentagon lawyer] to talk with PW [probably Paul Wolfowitz, then Mr Rumsfeld's deputy] for additional support ... connection with UBL."

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