The Imminent Threat word game

Be sure to check out Josh Marshall’s great article on the Republican’s insistence that they never portrayed Iraq as an “imminent threat.” Sample:

It’s true that administration officials avoided the phrase “imminent threat.” But in making their argument, Sullivan and others are relying on a crafty verbal dodge — sort of like “I didn’t accuse you of eating the cake. All I said was that you sliced it up and put it in your mouth.”

He gives examples aplenty of the Bushies strongly implying that there was an imminent threat, even if they didn’t use those exact two words.

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