Thursday, September 06, 2007

Lying Bastards...

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...

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.




Blumenthal

3 comments:

  1. Didn't Tenet also say it was a "slam dunk"? I'm beginning to think we went to war because Tenet doesn't know basketball.

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  2. I have thought that the "slam dunk" remark was based on being aboe to find something incriminating on Saddam once we went in...I use the term in similar vein, as to why we should impeach Bush and Cheney. If we go in...We'll damned sure find some mass destruction. It's a slam dunk!

    Steve

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  3. Heh...

    So much for the "Democrats had the same intel" talking point. :)

    Many thanx.

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