Michael Ledeen has the last word on the Niger documents scam
ML: But it didn't stop the war, did it?
JJA: No, and it wasn't originally designed to stop Bush. It was designed to stop Clinton.
ML: You're kidding, the documents surfaced in the fall of 2002, just a few months before Bush's State of the Union speech.
JJA: True, and I'll get to that in a second. But the documents were forged earlier, almost certainly by 2000.
ML: Why didn't they surface earlier?
JJA: Because they weren't needed. Clinton looked like he might have been on the verge of going to war, but he didn't, so the documents got filed away. They were used later, as part of an effort to deny Bush that U.N. vote.
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