In the Arena

Uncheneyed Melody–Reader Response

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Thanks, readers, for your generally unsnarky response to the post below. But one reader wanted to know why I wasn’t writing this sort of stuff in June 2003.
Answer: the intelligence sources who knew the details weren’t sufficiently upset with Bush Administration policy to talk to me about it until June 2005. I spent the summer of 2005 following leads and came up with this piece in September 2005, which you probably missed because it appeared the week between Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

As for what I was writing about Iraq in June of 2003, try this…and this was my first mention of the Valerie Plame case after it broke in July, 2003.

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