Thursday, April 27, 2006

Musings 140--It was not an intelligence failure...

The Bushies have spun the war in Iraq every way they possibly can. History and research, however, is proving that they were the gang that couldn't shoot straight, and didn't much care for any evidence that was presented.

Tyler Drumheller (see link) says that the Bushies had plenty of information that there were no weapons of mass destruction. Drumheller was the top spy in Europe during the run up to the war. He has 26 years of service to the CIA.

Drumheller said in a "60 Minutes" interview that the Bushies knew there were no WMD's because they (the CIA) had "turned" the Iraqi Foreign Minister. He said the Administration said that they didn't care, that the war was already in motion. Thus, Bush and his buddies lied to the United State's Congress and its people.

Journalist Robert Scheer wrote this recently: Imperial ambition turns truth-tellers into enemies, by default, because their goal is not the exaltation of the leader's power. No wonder so many national security professionals, be they top generals or intelligence officials, have gone public recently to denounce how the Iraq war has been sold and fought: The Bush administration's willful ignorance and buck-passing mocks their dedicated service to the nation.

Scheer sums his article up with a quote from Tyler Drumheller.

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


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