Bob Woodward has a new book, “Plan of Attack”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/074325547X/jksobservat-20 on the events preceeding the Iraq Invasion
bq. Plan of Attack is the definitive account of a turning point in history as President George W. Bush, his war council, and allies launch a preemptive attack on Iraq, toppling Saddam Hussein and taking over the country. From in-depth interviews and documents, Bob Woodward provides an authoritative narrative of the Administration’s behind-the-scenes maneuvering over two years and examines the causes and consequences of the most controversial war since Vietnam.
CBS 60 Minutes had an interview with “Bob Woodward”:http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/04/15/60minutes/main612067.shtml today. Here are some snippets
bq. Getso a point where in July, the end of July 2002, they need $700 million, a large amount of money for all these tasks. And the president approves it. But Congress doesn’t know and it is done. They get the money from a supplemental appropriation for the Afghan War, which Congress has approved. ?