Wednesday, November 24, 2004

These People Will Lie About Anything, cont.

From Kevin Drum:
April 6, 2002: A widely circulated CIA briefing paper about unrest in Venezuela states, "dissident military factions, including some disgruntled senior officers and a group of radical junior officers, are stepping up efforts to organize a coup against President Chávez, possibly as early as this month."

April 12-14, 2002: Dissident military factions in the Venezuelan army organize a coup against Chávez.

April 17, 2002: A senior administration official tells the press, "The United States did not know that there was going to be an attempt of this kind to overthrow — or to get Chávez out of power."
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