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This Week: Iraq
This Week
February 3, 2006

[Re-broadcast the week of 12/22/06]

This week on NOW:

On the third anniversary of former Secretary of State Colin Powell's landmark speech to the United Nations laying out the Bush Administration’s case for the Iraq war, a high-level insider who helped write the address makes a startling claim. Powell’s then Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson says that what he later found out shocked him: that much of Powell’s speech was false. "I participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community, and the United Nations Security Council," he says. NOW reports on the serious doubts that existed about the key evidence being used by the American government at the very time Powell's speech was being planned and delivered.

In Depth

Iraq Intelligence Documents

Focus on Iraq

More from Lawrence Wilkerson

Magnifying glass

BBC Blair Battle

U.S. Intelligence Services

The CIA Leak Case


Talk back on the message boards.


Excerpts: The Iraq Study Group Report (12.6.06)

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Artificial Intelligence? (22:06)


Artificial Intelligence?
Producer: Bryan Myers
Editor: Judith Wolff

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