Here’s the story: someone cut and pasted some text from an internal Bush administration Word document into a publicly available economic report about Iraq. But they had the track changes feature on and left portions of a document that included several theories about a mid-2003 fall in violence in Iraq. Here is the text. The accompanying article shows how misunderstandings of the violence, which contributed to the decision to disband the Iraqi army, helped us into our current melee.


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