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    The Alchemists
    By Chris Floyd
    The Moscow Times

    This week an interesting story appeared in The Washington Post --
    buried on page 16, of course, lest anyone think it was of the
    slightest importance. It revealed that documentary proof has now
    emerged confirming the fact that in the spring of 2003, the regime of
    President George W. Bush -- flush with its illusory "victory" in Iraq
    -- spurned a wide-ranging peace feeler from Iran that offered "full
    cooperation" on every issue that the Bushists claim to be concerned
    about in regard to Tehran: "nuclear programs, acceptance of Israel and
    the termination of Iranian support for Palestinian militant groups."

    In other words, everything that Bush says he wants from the Iranians
    now, he could have had for the asking -- three years ago. What then
    can we conclude from the rejection of this extraordinary initiative?
    The answer is obvious: The Bush faction is not really interested in
    curbing nuclear proliferation or defusing the powder keg of the
    Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the regional and global terror that
    it spawns....

    ....By the way, Saddam made a very similar offer just before the invasion,
    as The New York Times reported in 2003: acquiescence to any U.S.
    initiative on Israel-Palestine, full cooperation on WMD inspections,
    even internationally supervised elections, which would have almost
    certainly ousted him from power. Everything that Bush claimed he went
    to war for in Iraq -- disarmament, regime change, reducing Middle East
    tensions, democracy for the Iraqi people -- he could have had, for the
    asking, without war....
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