Here is Simon discussing his career highlights in the interview with the Archive of American Television (fast-forward to the 29:02 mark).

Another story about the Iraq war, broadcast before the invasion, was also high on his list of favorites. He explained, “Look, I knew from my sources, particularly Israeli sources, ’cause whatever you say about the Israelis, they’ve got great intelligence, they told me, they said there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.”

So, Simon said, he and his producer did a blistering segment on CBS called “Selling the Iraq War to the US.” The broadcast is no longer available from CBS (and does not seem to exist on Youtube), but you can read a summary here.

“That piece got a lot of attention,” Simon told the interviewer, “but of course Bush didn’t give a shit and invaded Iraq, as they had decided to do.”

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