Friday, April 06, 2007

feith-based belief in saddam's "links" to al qaeda

The Pentagon released a report from its inspector general that shows, surprise surprise, that essentially ALL of the intelligence community believed that Saddam Hussein's Iraq had no significant contacts with Al Qaeda, let alone an operational relationship. And Iraq had absolutely NOTHING to do with the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Except this one little office in the Pentagon, led by Tommy Franks' "dumbest fucking guy on the planet", one Doug Feith, discerned somewhere in the raw intelligence it was being fed by Curveball and others, a connection. And it was this small, political shop that the "evilest fucking guy on the planet", de facto Vice President Dick Cheney and his lackey George Bush, chose to believe. The White House took it on feith in the absence of any real evidence despite the disagreement of all other elements of the intelligence apparatus.

And now, 5 years later, we're ass-deep in Iraq and Afghanistan's not going so great either. Thanks, Bush, Cheney, Feith and the rest of you overly-credulous, evidence-distorting neocons.

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