December 18, 2005
STOP THE BEATIFICATION!:
White House 'never told' of WMD doubts (Sunday Herald Sun, 18dec05)
THE US administration was never told of doubts about the secret intelligence used to justify war with Iraq, former secretary of state Colin Powell told the BBC in an interview to be broadcast on Sunday night.
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 18, 2005 10:16 AM
Mr Powell, who argued the case for military action against Saddam Hussein in the UN in 2003, told BBC News 24 television he was "deeply disappointed in what the intelligence community had presented to me and to the rest of us."
"What really upset me more than anything else was that there were people in the intelligence community that had doubts about some of this sourcing, but those doubts never surfaced to us," he said.
Does this mean that I have to stop my villification of Powell? (hope not).
More here, including a sampling of moonbat reactions (which aren't pretty).
Funny; Valerie didn't have any doubts when she helped write the NIE for Clinton in '98.
Noel: Good one.
Next we'll have Tenet saying that he didn't get good information, either.
The counter-attack has begun, in earnest. The other side has used all its ordnance. Let the slaughter begin.
"stop my villification of Powell?"
Jim of Chicago
No don't stop. The entire WMD snafu, was for the benefit of Powell, the UN, and the Brits. The President needed no such justification and even now Powell is again trying to give the impression that it was more important than it was.
It was a useless diversion then and still is now, a side issue which causes the President political problems now that he would not have if it weren't for Powell.