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(Ari) Fleischer: U.S. ‘got it wrong’ on Iraq
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Source: Idaho Mountain Express

Had President George W. Bush received accurate information about Saddam Hussein's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction, he probably would not have ordered an invasion of Iraq, former presidential Press Secretary Ari Fleischer told an audience in Ketchum last Thursday.

Fleischer, who served in the Bush administration from January 2001 to July 2003, spoke at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood as part of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts' Lecture Series.

"We were unequivocally told by the CIA that Saddam Hussein had chemical and biological weapons," he said. "The CIA made its best estimates. (But) it was a mistake. We got it wrong."

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  -(Ari) Fleischer: U.S. ‘got it wrong’ on Iraq sabra  Mar-16-11 10:29 AM   #0 
  - Ari...and the Horse's Ass You Rode in On!  Demeter   Mar-16-11 10:30 AM   #1 
  - U.S. didn't get it wrong. Bush and Cheny cause it, despite accurate intelligence.  SharonAnn   Mar-16-11 11:18 AM   #25 
  - Strange. Bush and Ari didn't know it was a lie. But millions of  JDPriestly   Mar-16-11 12:47 PM   #59 
     - But GHWB at least had a creative argument - he was in the men's room when the Contras were  karynnj   Mar-16-11 06:12 PM   #70 
  - Lying Republicon liars and the stinking lies they tell to try and hide their stanky lies (R)  SpiralHawk   Mar-16-11 10:30 AM   #2 
  - Bullshit. He's still lying. The Bushies KNEW the data was wrong.  arbusto_baboso   Mar-16-11 10:30 AM   #3 
  - This was the first thing I thought (out loud)  LaurenG   Mar-16-11 10:34 AM   #10 
  - I just had a brainstorm.  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-16-11 11:09 AM   #21 
  - +1... that is why the created the Office of Special Plans  KeepItReal   Mar-16-11 11:32 AM   #30 
  - yes, total bovine excrement  shanti   Mar-16-11 11:59 AM   #41 
  - Agreed...  KansDem   Mar-16-11 12:22 PM   #52 
  - self deleted  KansDem   Mar-16-11 12:29 PM   #54 
  - +1,000,000... Cheney and creeps wanted to invade 10 years earlier  Auggie   Mar-16-11 12:27 PM   #53 
  - You took the words right out of my mouth!  City Lights   Mar-16-11 12:45 PM   #58 
  - Damn right they knew. They are the ones who manufactured the phony intel.  harun   Mar-16-11 01:20 PM   #64 
  - It was the whole reason why Douglas Feith set up his special office:  PurityOfEssence   Mar-16-11 11:15 PM   #76 
  - You notice he isn't trying to tell that to Californians or  shraby   Mar-16-11 10:31 AM   #4 
  - He said he resigned because he was afraid he'd be hung for Treason. n/t  Ian David   Mar-16-11 10:32 AM   #5 
  - Convenient framing, Ari. Resigning doesn't negate Treason.  No Elephants   Mar-16-11 11:19 AM   #27 
  - Go Cheney yourself, Ari. You were the s[okesmodel for an illegal war  beac   Mar-16-11 10:33 AM   #6 
  - I wouldn't call him a model  Doctor_J   Mar-16-11 11:57 AM   #40 
  - Ari learned well from his brown-shirted propragandist forebearers  hlthe2b   Mar-16-11 10:33 AM   #7 
  - Nice ass covering Ari, you lying piece of crap.  tridim   Mar-16-11 10:33 AM   #8 
  - I think they really believed that "history is written by victors" stuff they  closeupready   Mar-16-11 10:42 AM   #12 
     - No victors in Iraq, but Bushco has been claiming Obama has validated them.  No Elephants   Mar-16-11 11:29 AM   #28 
  - We remember you Ari  JitterbugPerfume   Mar-16-11 10:33 AM   #9 
  - +10  madmax   Mar-16-11 10:51 AM   #17 
  - liar...well paid liar  pretzel4gore   Mar-16-11 10:39 AM   #11 
  - "Cheney's CIA visits pressured us: analysts"  lutefisk   Mar-16-11 10:44 AM   #13 
  - Lying does not wash the blood from your hands, Ari.  PA Democrat   Mar-16-11 10:46 AM   #14 
  - Bald Faced Bald Liar  Botany   Mar-16-11 10:49 AM   #15 
  - No shit  madmax   Mar-16-11 10:51 AM   #16 
  - He was so full of shit as press secretary  JonLP24   Mar-16-11 10:57 AM   #18 
  - liar, you knew it before the invasion, so it is a LIE  bluecoat_fan   Mar-16-11 11:02 AM   #19 
  - Doesn't Ari make a living by being a professional liar?  The Backlash Cometh   Mar-16-11 11:05 AM   #20 
  - (Oct. 2002) CIA analysts to Knight-Ridder reporters: Cheney is "cooking the intel books on Iraq"  blm   Mar-16-11 11:12 AM   #22 
  - Yeah, Ari...and you were shilling for the administration  truth2power   Mar-16-11 11:13 AM   #23 
  - War Criminals All  on point   Mar-16-11 11:16 AM   #24 
  - Bush was gonna invade Iraq no matter what.  Initech   Mar-16-11 11:18 AM   #26 
  - Horse puckey, Ari. Your people selected Cheney BECAUSE he's a liar. You appointed the CIA...  TygrBright   Mar-16-11 11:30 AM   #29 
  - I don't understand how Ari Flyshit can sleep at night  RufusTFirefly   Mar-16-11 11:36 AM   #31 
  - I do not believe him. From the beginning the booosh administration  jwirr   Mar-16-11 11:39 AM   #32 
  - Who's US? Got a mouse in your pocket, Ari?  plumbob   Mar-16-11 11:43 AM   #33 
  - Ari = Smarmy Ass Prick  Stanchetalarooni   Mar-16-11 11:44 AM   #34 
  - He's such a liar. They got what they wanted anyway they could.  sabrina 1   Mar-16-11 11:47 AM   #35 
  - Well, NO, Ari the Liar, the US didn't get it wrong, the Bush Cabal got it the way they wanted it  ixion   Mar-16-11 11:53 AM   #36 
  - Who gives a  david_vincent   Mar-16-11 11:55 AM   #37 
  - Another down side of not imprisoning the war criminals  Doctor_J   Mar-16-11 11:55 AM   #38 
  - "bad intel" excuse. Fuck him and all the rest of them.  Solly Mack   Mar-16-11 11:56 AM   #39 
  - It is like they don't think we have memories or "the google."  Botany   Mar-16-11 12:04 PM   #45 
     - It's exactly like that. Sadly, a lot of people do forget.  Solly Mack   Mar-16-11 12:07 PM   #47 
        - Or that the Germans told us that "Curveball" was a drunk, a liar, and little  Botany   Mar-16-11 01:39 PM   #65 
  - That Doesn't Fly  DallasNE   Mar-16-11 12:00 PM   #42 
  - DallasNE. You are correct.  JDPriestly   Mar-16-11 12:50 PM   #60 
  - No, Ari, not the U.S. All but Kool Aiders got it right, even Bushco. You're all war  No Elephants   Mar-16-11 12:01 PM   #43 
  - +1  TroglodyteScholar   Mar-16-11 10:26 PM   #75 
  - Ari Fleischer is a lying machine . . .  janet118   Mar-16-11 12:03 PM   #44 
  - Oh, go Cheney yourself, you lying sack of excrement.  Arugula Latte   Mar-16-11 12:05 PM   #46 
  - Lying sack of shit. Actually a constantly smiling sack of lying shit.  go west young man   Mar-16-11 12:12 PM   #48 
  - Grrrrr, I HATE being played for stupid!  madamesilverspurs   Mar-16-11 12:14 PM   #49 
  - That is a BOGUS excuse.  bvar22   Mar-16-11 12:17 PM   #50 
  - Well there you go you conspiracy theorists.The official narrative is still firmly in place.  pauldp   Mar-16-11 12:20 PM   #51 
  - We had 16 intelligence agencies prior to Iraq invasion  KansDem   Mar-16-11 12:30 PM   #55 
  - FU, you lying sack of shit  OwnedByFerrets   Mar-16-11 12:41 PM   #56 
  - Had * received accurate information ? HAD? HAD? HE DID, BUT IGNORED IT INSTEAD!!!  benld74   Mar-16-11 12:42 PM   #57 
  - Is this the latest talking point in the "it was all the CIA's fault" steer manure?  Jack Rabbit   Mar-16-11 12:50 PM   #61 
  - He worked so hard to use Valerie Plame to shut her husband up  sabrina 1   Mar-16-11 12:54 PM   #62 
  - There goes the "party of personal responsibility" again.  Zoeisright   Mar-16-11 01:01 PM   #63 
  - "Those people who say we didn't find any WMD's in Iraq were wrong. We found them."  mistertrickster   Mar-16-11 04:29 PM   #66 
  - What sound does Ari Fleischer make when he steps in a puddle?  underpants   Mar-16-11 06:00 PM   #67 
  - Ari is our Tariq Aziz, front man for a criminal regime, chosen for skill in lying.  bleever   Mar-16-11 06:07 PM   #68 
  - C'mon be for real. It's not fair to Tariq Aziz to equate him with that piece of feces Flesicher.  go west young man   Mar-16-11 08:11 PM   #73 
  - By MARCH 2003, they already knew the inspectors had found nothing  karynnj   Mar-16-11 06:10 PM   #69 
  - Ari, Still Lying  otohara   Mar-16-11 08:07 PM   #71 
  - Oddly enough, Ari...  ljm2002   Mar-16-11 08:09 PM   #72 
  - hey butcher, we still don't believe you....  unkachuck   Mar-16-11 08:23 PM   #74 
  - STFU, you lying piece of shit.  driver8   Mar-16-11 11:27 PM   #77 

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