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Saturday, Jan 27, 2007, 10:37 pm

“Fool Me Once, Shame On—Shame On You. Fool Me—You Can’t Get Fooled Again&#82

By Brian Zick

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September 17, 2002: George Bush

January 28, 2007: David Sanger for the NY Times
As President Bush and his aides calibrate how directly to confront Iran, they are discovering that both their words and their strategy are haunted by the echoes of four years ago — when their warnings of terrorist activity and nuclear ambitions were clearly a prelude to war.
But as they present their evidence, some Bush administration officials concede they are confronting the bitter legacy of their prewar distortions of the intelligence in Iraq. When speaking under the condition of anonymity, they say the administration’s credibility has been deeply damaged, which would cast doubt on any attempt by Mr. Bush, for example, to back up his claim that Iran’s uranium enrichment program is intended for bomb production.
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