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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:17 AM

How the Iraq War Was Sold


from Consortium News:


How the Iraq War Was Sold
February 5, 2013

Exclusive: As George Bush and his national security team marched the U.S. off to war in Iraq, they were aided by key news outlets, especially the neocon-dominated Washington Post. Now a decade later, the Post still won’t take a hard, honest look at what was done, writes ex-CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman.

By Melvin A. Goodman


The Washington Post continues to allow former members of the Bush administration, including President George W. Bush, to distort the case for going to war against Iraq in 2003 and to blame the intelligence from the Central Intelligence Agency for the decision to use force.

In the “Outlook” section on Feb. 3 (“Still Fighting over a flawed case for war”), the Post cites memoirs from six key decision-makers, who are unwilling to acknowledge that the Iraq War was a deadly undertaking paved by lies and deceit.

It was never a case of whether the White House distorted the intelligence it received on Iraq or whether the Central Intelligence Agency provided bad intelligence to the White House. In fact, both the White House and the CIA had a hand in the distortion of intelligence and both contributed to making the phony case for war to the Congress and the American people.

The article revolves around former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s anger with CIA officials who failed to inform him that his speech to the United Nations in February 2003 included unsupported claims and with himself for failing to “sniff out” the weaknesses of the CIA intelligence case for war. (Powell’s It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership) ....................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://consortiumnews.com/2013/02/05/how-the-iraq-war-was-sold/



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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:26 AM

1. I will never forget the dropped CD

that was found in 2003 and was a presentation by Rove for the war in Iraq to the white house staff before the election. Yet so little was made of it. Where are those stories now? I google and can't find them. but I remember them from when they happened.

ETA - take this back, I find blogs about it are still out there.

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Response to hollysmom (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 10:40 AM

2. wow--that's the first I've heard of it. Do you have a link?

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