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What Bush Was Told About Iraq

Cassapolis

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By Murray Waas, National Journal
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Thursday, March 2, 2006

Two highly classified intelligence reports delivered directly to President Bush before the Iraq war cast doubt on key public assertions made by the president, Vice President Cheney, and other administration officials as justifications for invading Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein, according to records and knowledgeable sources.

The first report, delivered to Bush in early October 2002, was a one-page summary of a National Intelligence Estimate that discussed whether Saddam's procurement of high-strength aluminum tubes was for the purpose of developing a nuclear weapon.

Among other things, the report stated that the Energy Department and the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research believed that the tubes were "intended for conventional weapons," a view disagreeing with that of other intelligence agencies, including the CIA, which believed that the tubes were intended for a nuclear bomb.

http://hotstory.nationaljournal.com/articles/0302nj1.htm
 
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Cassapolis said:
By Murray Waas, National Journal
© National Journal Group Inc.
Thursday, March 2, 2006

Two highly classified intelligence reports delivered directly to President Bush before the Iraq war cast doubt on key public assertions made by the president, Vice President Cheney, and other administration officials as justifications for invading Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein, according to records and knowledgeable sources.

The first report, delivered to Bush in early October 2002, was a one-page summary of a National Intelligence Estimate that discussed whether Saddam's procurement of high-strength aluminum tubes was for the purpose of developing a nuclear weapon.

Among other things, the report stated that the Energy Department and the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research believed that the tubes were "intended for conventional weapons," a view disagreeing with that of other intelligence agencies, including the CIA, which believed that the tubes were intended for a nuclear bomb.

http://hotstory.nationaljournal.com/articles/0302nj1.htm
More confirmation of what we have known for quite some time, and what others will never believe no matter how much evidence is presented.
 

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More confirmation of what we have known for quite some time, and what others will never believe no matter how much evidence is presented.
Well, I haven't known for sure. For quite a while I've been torn between mendacity on his part and mere incompetence. While I've not ruled out incompetence combined w/ mendacity, I can now rule out mere incompetence.
 

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I see Move On has sent out their daily emails.

Yawn.

If this were posted by ANYONE else, it might be taken seriously :roll:
 

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Cassapolis said:
By Murray Waas, National Journal
© National Journal Group Inc.
Thursday, March 2, 2006

Two highly classified intelligence reports delivered directly to President Bush before the Iraq war cast doubt on key public assertions made by the president, Vice President Cheney, and other administration officials as justifications for invading Iraq and toppling Saddam Hussein, according to records and knowledgeable sources.

The first report, delivered to Bush in early October 2002, was a one-page summary of a National Intelligence Estimate that discussed whether Saddam's procurement of high-strength aluminum tubes was for the purpose of developing a nuclear weapon.

Among other things, the report stated that the Energy Department and the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research believed that the tubes were "intended for conventional weapons," a view disagreeing with that of other intelligence agencies, including the CIA, which believed that the tubes were intended for a nuclear bomb.

http://hotstory.nationaljournal.com/articles/0302nj1.htm
This is old news, actually. I knew the Energy Dept. had told the administration that the aluminum tubes were not of a high enough quality to be used for uranium enrichment when Powell was trying to sell it to the UN in early 2003. The administration knew it was a lie, but they counted on nobody else knowing it. It didn't quite work out that way, some of the members of the security council disputed it. Unfortunately, the American public didn't hear about it....unless they were listening live, like I was. The mainstream media never made an issue of it.

The story was out there then, it just wasn't in the mainstream media.
 
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