Saturday, February 10, 2007

Betrayed

In a stunning revelation that should come as a shock to anyone who's been living under a rock for the past several years, a new report by the Pentagon's Inspector General puts the blame for the faulty intelligence that led to the Iraq war squarely on the shoulders of one man: former undersecretary of defense Douglas J. Feith.

His reports, used by the White House to support the (then) upcoming invasion, included
"reporting of dubious quality or reliability" that supported the political views of senior administration officials rather than the conclusions of the intelligence community.

The report goes on to say that Feith's office "was predisposed to finding a significant relationship between Iraq and al Qaeda"

This is the latest bit of evidence to come out in support of the argument that Bush misled the nation in his zeal to topple Saddam. Add to that this administration's zeal to brand early war opponents as unpatriotic, the willful ignoring of warnings that there was no coherent occupation plan, the dismissal of concerns about the sectarian violence that would follow Hussein's removal, the insufficient numbers of troops sent to Iraq in the first place as well as the poor equipment they were given, and you have a betrayal of the American people by their President unparalleled in the history of the United States.

But at least Bush never lied about getting a blowjob.

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