Friday, April 21, 2006

CBS: CIA told Bush Iraq had no WMDs

What’s it going to take for the 33 percent of Americans who still approve of President George Bush’s policy in Iraq to face the truth -- it was never about WMDs. It was always about regime change. Reuters is reporting:

"The CIA had evidence Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction six months before the 2003 U.S.-led invasion but was ignored by a White House intent on ousting Saddam Hussein, a former senior CIA official said according to CBS.

“Tyler Drumheller, who headed CIA covert operations in Europe during the run-up to the Iraq war, said intelligence opposing administration claims of a WMD threat came from a top Iraqi official who provided the U.S. spy agency with other credible information. The source ‘told us that there were no active weapons of mass destruction programs,’ Drumheller said in a CBS interview to be aired on Sunday on the network’s news magazine, 60 Minutes.”

While the White House now says it truly believed the WMDs were there because it was led to that conclusion by faulty intelligence, Drumheller, co-author of “On the Brink: How the White House Has Compromised American Intelligence,” blows off the intelligence failure alibi.

"‘It just sticks in my craw every time I hear them say it’s an intelligence failure,’ he told CBS. ‘This was a policy failure.’”

So, what’s it going to take for that 33 percent of Bush loyalists to finally accept that the same Bush team that lied to the American people to start a war of choice is still lying about why the war started. And, it hasn’t a clue about how to get America out of the Iraqi quagmire it created?

1 comment:

Howling Latina said...

Let's see how many small town newspapers carry this important story!

Good job in linking to it.:)