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Bush told no WMD, info withheld from Congress - Surprised?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Lamar Mundane, Sep 6, 2007.

  1. Lamar Mundane

    Lamar Mundane Member

    For those who bemoan - "They voted for the war and saw the same intelligence the administration saw."

    Choke on it. W lied and our soldiers died.

    Sept. 6, 2007 | On Sept. 18, 2002, CIA director George Tenet briefed President Bush in the Oval Office on top-secret intelligence that Saddam Hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, according to two former senior CIA officers. Bush dismissed as worthless this information from the Iraqi foreign minister, a member of Saddam's inner circle, although it turned out to be accurate in every detail. Tenet never brought it up again.

    Nor was the intelligence included in the National Intelligence Estimate of October 2002, which stated categorically that Iraq possessed WMD. No one in Congress was aware of the secret intelligence that Saddam had no WMD as the House of Representatives and the Senate voted, a week after the submission of the NIE, on the Authorization for Use of Military Force in Iraq. The information, moreover, was not circulated within the CIA among those agents involved in operations to prove whether Saddam had WMD.

    On April 23, 2006, CBS's "60 Minutes" interviewed Tyler Drumheller, the former CIA chief of clandestine operations for Europe, who disclosed that the agency had received documentary intelligence from Naji Sabri, Saddam's foreign minister, that Saddam did not have WMD. "We continued to validate him the whole way through," said Drumheller. "The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming, and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy, to justify the policy."

    http://www.salon.com/opinion/blumenthal/2007/09/06/bush_wmd/

    I wish the evidence supporting W's betrayal of the American people wasn't so complete and obvious. But, sadly he is just running out the clock with no shame and no plan to end his quagmire.
     
  2. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    The Waste Management truck is backing up . . .

    They'll probably need several, to dispose of all that trash . . .
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Failure to reveal exculpatory evidence.

    Isn't this why Mike Nifong is going to jail?

    Just add it to the list of charges awaiting Dim Son at the Waco airport on 1/20/09.

    Anywho, Fenian posted this story on the Germany thread this morning, but it deserves its own thread.
     
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