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Gibbs Admits Bush Team Left Behind "Helpful" Review of Afghan War

7:00 PM, Oct 26, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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On October 18, Rahm Emanuel said on CNN that, with respect to the war in Afghanistan, "there's a set of questions that have to have answers that have never been asked. And it's clear after eight years of war, that's basically starting from the beginning, and those questions never got asked."

Stephen F. Hayes reports in the latest issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD that, in fact, the Bush NSC team conducted a review in late 2008 that "asked many questions and provided exhaustive answers not only to President Bush, but also to the Obama transition team before the inauguration."

Today, Robert Gibbs concedes that the Bush team did conduct a review and that "some of the information was helpful."