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Bush's plan for Saddam Hussein -- months before he supposedly had a plan for Saddam Hussein.

Published September 6, 2006 6:41PM (EDT)

"Did you tell her I intend to kick his sorry mother fucking ass all over the Mideast?" -- George W. Bush, when told in May 2002 that Helen Thomas was questioning the need to overthrow Saddam Hussein. The quote comes from "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War," whose authors note that it reveals Bush's plan for Iraq nearly a year before he invaded and even as he was saying publicly that he hoped to avoid war.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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