U.S. Suspects It Received False Iraq Arms TipHere's a wacky idea to find the false cause for war. LOOK IN THE MIRROR.
Intelligence officials are reexamining data used in justifying the war. They say Hussein's regime may have sent bogus defectors.
WASHINGTON — Frustrated at the failure to find Saddam Hussein's suspected stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, U.S. and allied intelligence agencies have launched a major effort to determine if they were victims of bogus Iraqi defectors who planted disinformation to mislead the West before the war.
The goal, according to a senior U.S. intelligence official, "is to see if false information was put out there and got into legitimate channels and we were totally duped on it." He added, "We're reinterviewing all our sources of information on this. This is the entire intelligence community, not just the U.S."
The far-reaching review was started after a political firestorm erupted this summer over revelations that President Bush's claim in his State of the Union speech that Iraq had sought to import uranium from Niger was based on forged documents.
Thursday, August 28
Failing That, Cheney Will Question All Gremlins, Fairies And Leprechauns In The U.S.
They're running out of room at the bottom of that barrel.
Posted by Howard Hoffman at 8:01 AM