Monday, February 12, 2007

Defense Department Cooked Up The Intel On Iraq

Inspector General Thomas F. Gimble told the Senate Armed Services Committee last week that the office headed by former Pentagon policy chief Douglas J. Feith took ''inappropriate'' actions in advancing conclusions on al-Qaida connections not backed up by the nation's intelligence agencies.

This was part of a bigger campaign aimed at manufacturing the case against Iraq to justify the invasion. This was the Defense Department effort, led by Rumsfeld and Douglas Feith. Dick Cheney was putting pressure on the CIA at the time to do the same thing there.

Now Bush & Co. is acting as if they were innocent victims in the whole thing.... that they didn't know anything about the bad intelligence beforehand. They now blame the intelligence agencies for providing bogus information about Iraq, when in fact, the White House was behind the effort all along to justify the invasion.

Report from NPR

Report from Voice of America

Report from the International Herald Tribune

When will someone be held accountable? If this is not an impeachable offense, then what is?

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