April 24, 2006

Another Nail in the Bush/Cheney Coffin

Another significant intelligence officer of the United States has confirmed that the White House "fit" the intelligence to its desire for war against Iraq. Bush/Cheney used the excuse that WMD were all over Iraq, based on "slam dunk" intelligence, and we had to protect ourselves from it. When no WMD was found, Bush/Cheney blamed faulty intelligence.

According to CBS News' 60 Minutes yesterday, Sunday April 23, 2006:

Tyler Drumheller, a 26-year veteran of the CIA, says he saw how the Bush administration, time and again, welcomed intelligence that fit the president's determination to go to war and turned a blind eye to intelligence that did not.

"It just sticks in my craw every time I hear them say it’s an intelligence failure. It’s an intelligence failure. This was a policy failure."

3 comments:

Kvatch said...

"It just sticks in my craw every time I hear them say it’s an intelligence failure. It’s an intelligence failure. This was a policy failure."

No truer words. The intelligence seems to have been exactly what 20/20 hindsight now shows-- leaning heavily against the presence of WMD in Iraq.

thepoetryman said...

I could hear the wood crack as I read your fine post... Alas... Methinks it is in its last throes, so to speak, but at what cost our slow reaction... Sad. Sad indeed.

progressivegrannie said...

Where are we going under this administration? Sigh.