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May 10th, 2011

Summary: In a contentious interview with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice persists with the Bush administration’s debunked pretext for the Iraq war, that Saddam Hussein posed a threat to U.S. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 10, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that a cascade of bombings and shootings hit at least 10 cities and towns in Iraq, killing at least 100 people — mostly in Shiite areas — in Iraq’s deadliest day thus far in 2010.


Jan 13th, 2009

Summary: In response to President George W. Bush’s ultimatum to Iraq to disclose illegal weapons and disarm — or face serious consequences — Saddam Hussein on December 7, 2002 apologized for invading Kuwait in 1990 and delivered a 11,800-page weapons disclosure to U.N. inspectors in Baghdad, which he said proved that Iraq had no illegal weapons programs.