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Douglas J. Feith Manipulates Intelligence On Iraq

I really never thought they could ever, ever lie us into a war, did you? <snark> WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials undercut the intelligence com

I really never thought they could ever, ever lie us into a war, did you? <snark>

WASHINGTON - Pentagon officials undercut the intelligence community in the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq by insisting in briefings to the White House that there was a clear relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, the Defense Department's inspector general said Friday

Acting Inspector General Thomas F. Gimble told the Senate Armed Services Committee 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

Gimble said that while the actions of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy "were not illegal or unauthorized," they "did not provide the most accurate analysis of intelligence to senior decision makers" at a time when the White House was moving toward war with Iraq.

"I can't think of a more devastating commentary," said Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (news, bio, voting record), D-Mich...read on

How many times did Dick Cheney mention that Mohammed Atta had met an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague?Why isn't this illegal activity and why isn't he thrown in jail?

UPDATE: Jim Webb issues a statement demanding more investigations.

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