Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Big Lie

What the Pre-War Intelligence Reports Won't Tell You About Iraq's Nukes - Democratic Underground

* Recently released British documents indicate that the Bush administration did in fact bend intelligence data to fit war policy.

In any event, the shared conclusion of the two reports is not true. Not entirely, anyway. It may even be that the conclusion about Bush being misled by intelligence will turn out to be entirely false. Proving that, however, would require access to confidential information which the government is not likely to disclose.* Be that as it may, it is possible to prove from the public record that, at least with respect to Iraq's nuclear capabilities, Bush exaggerated the threat all on his own.

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