Corn on MSNBC: Wanna Bet?

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David Corn, Mother Jones’ Washington Bureau Chief, was on MSNBC on Tuesday to talk about Karl Rove’s new book, in which Rove claims that the Bush administration didn’t mislead Americans in the run-up to the Iraq war. David says Rove is spinning, but Brad Blakeman, a former Bush administration official, disagrees—and adds that Bush launched the war because Saddam Hussein wouldn’t allow international weapons inspectors into Iraq. David interrupts to say that’s not at all true. Blakeman insists it is. Then David suggests he and Blakeman make a $1000 bet on that point. Watch what happens:

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