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FRONTLINE: Bush's War (Part 1 of 2)
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03/24/2008
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FRONTLINE

Bush's War (Part 1 of 2)

Aired March 24 at 10:00 p.m. on CPTV

In fall 2001, even as America was waging a war in Afghanistan, another hidden war was being waged inside the administration. “Bush’s War” (Part One) tells the story of this behind-the-scenes battle over whether Iraq would be the next target in the war on terror. On one side, Secretary of State Colin Powell and Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet squared off against Vice President Dick Cheney and his longtime ally, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. The battles were over policy — whether to attack Iraq; the role of Iraqi exile Ahmad Chalabi; how to treat detainees; whether to seek United Nations resolutions; and the value of intelligence suggesting a connection between Saddam Hussein and the 9/11 attacks — but the conflict was deeply personal. visit the website...


 
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