Seymour Hersh’s story in the current New Yorker comes close to the complete ugly picture of the Bush administration’s stupid, mendacious and finally very destructive relationship with the US intelligence community. The tiles of this mosaic are gathered from many disparate sources and stories, not previously understood in their totality. It’s good Hersh.

The ultimate source of the forged Niger documents may be the missing key — the grassy knoll, the 18-minute gap — to Bush’s Iraq war deception. Maybe we’ll find it. Probably we won’t.