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Monday, Feb 11, 2008, 9:48 am

Ask but don’t tell

By Adam Doster

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So the Army refused to air all of its dirty little secrets regarding their Iraq war planning.
But the study’s wide-ranging critique of the White House, the Defense Department and other government agencies was a concern for Army generals, and the Army has sought to keep the report under lock and key.

A review of the lengthy report — a draft of which was obtained by The New York Times — shows that it identified problems with nearly every organization that had a role in planning the war. That assessment parallels the verdicts of numerous former officials and independent analysts.
At what point does garbage like this cease to be surprising?

Adam Doster, a contributing editor at In These Times, is a Chicago-based freelance writer and former reporter-blogger for Progress Illinois.

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