Senate Intelligence Committee Unveils Final Phase II Reports on Prewar Iraq Intelligence

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Unveils Final Phase II Reports on Prewar Iraq Intelligence
The Committee’s report cites several conclusions in which the Administration’s public statements were NOT supported by the intelligence. They include:

Ø Statements and implications by the President and Secretary of State suggesting that Iraq and al-Qa’ida had a partnership, or that Iraq had provided al-Qa’ida with weapons training, were not substantiated by the intelligence.

Ø Statements by the President and the Vice President indicating that Saddam Hussein was prepared to give weapons of mass destruction to terrorist groups for attacks against the United States were contradicted by available intelligence information.

Ø Statements by President Bush and Vice President Cheney regarding the postwar situation in Iraq, in terms of the political, security, and economic, did not reflect the concerns and uncertainties expressed in the intelligence products.

Ø Statements by the President and Vice President prior to the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate regarding Iraq’s chemical weapons production capability and activities did not reflect the intelligence community’s uncertainties as to whether such production was ongoing.

Ø The Secretary of Defense’s statement that the Iraqi government operated underground WMD facilities that were not vulnerable to conventional airstrikes because they were underground and deeply buried was not substantiated by available intelligence information.

Ø The Intelligence Community did not confirm that Muhammad Atta met an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague in 2001 as the Vice President repeatedly claimed.

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2 responses to “Senate Intelligence Committee Unveils Final Phase II Reports on Prewar Iraq Intelligence

  1. WHY DO WE HAVE TO FIGHT TO THE DEATH TO SOLVE OUR DIFFERENCES
    By scorpi2000 – May 27th, 2008 at 12:23 am EDT
    All who feel that we should go to war and risk the lives of our people , Please stop to think about the reasons one should give their life for a cause.
    During the birth of this nation , we as colonist fought to the the death so we could be free from the rule of France and England.
    During the civil war we fought each other to the death because one side didnt agree with the other. Was it about slaves? I dont know.
    Was it about the moral direction of this country, or was our survival at risk?
    We fought to the death in world war 1.
    We fought to the death in world war 2.
    We fought to the death against hitler .
    We fought to the death in vietnam.
    Had we fought to the death with Russia would any of us be here?
    We’re fighting to the death in Iraq, with another battle to the death with Iran around the corner.
    I wounder if there is another way to reach our objectives without fighting to the death?

    Thanks
    SCORPI2000

  2. L…love
    I…integrity
    F…fairness
    E…equality

    WAR does not promote LIFE!!

    PuraVida

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