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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:30 AM
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Reyes: U.S. Intelligence 'Manipulated'
December 29, 2006

WASHINGTON -- Incoming House Intelligence Chairman Silvestre Reyes says he'd rather figure out how to stabilize Iraq and bring the troops home than get bogged down investigating what went wrong.

Despite that pledge, he does plan to revisit one bit of history: What he sees as the government's improper classification of a letter he wrote during the congressional debate on the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

In the letter, he questioned the intelligence used to take the country to war and specifically the "epiphany in the intelligence community" that al-Qaida and the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein were linked, Reyes says. Based on the answers to questions he'd asked since Sept. 11, 2001, he said that assessment was "a complete turnaround" for U.S. analysts.

"We now know that the intelligence was cherry-picked and manipulated," Reyes said in a recent interview. "I thought it was real petty to get (the letter) classified."

http://www.newsday.com/news/politics/wire/sns-ap-intell...

U.S. Intelligence 'Manipulated' - like this is news? The real news is what are you planning to do about it?

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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:36 AM
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1. I'm guessing he's no multitasker?
Why not do both, Sly? :shrug:
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:37 AM
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2. "I would never cherry pick." - Commander AWOL
"Smirk, smirk, smirk. Too bad about your sons and daughters in uniform. But republicon oil & munititons profits are way up. Smirk, smirk. So why don't you just shut up and sit down. Smirk, Smirk."

- Commander AWOL

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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 06:38 AM
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3. That picture always creeps me out. You can see the pure evil
of the man there, he's not even attempting to hide it.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:15 AM
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5. And THAT was a day when the right-wing wurlitzer
was trumpeting his new "humbleness".. and his admission of the possiblility of error. . .
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:30 AM
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7. That's exactly the same expression the kid who played Damien in "The Omen"
had on his face at the funeral at the very end of the movie.
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:03 AM
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4. And when will he ask the question about what evidence we have linking
Al Qaeda to 9-11. Most Americans swallowed THAT cherry picking without any problem ay all.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:20 AM
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6. What cherry-picking? US intell said NO WMD, NO ties to al Qaeda
and NO THREAT.

bush didn't cherry-pick; he ignored US intell and went with his OSP liars & "fabricators".

CIA to Bush: 'No clear Evidence of WMD'
http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/120103A.shtml

Why the CIA thinks Bush is wrong
The president says the US has to act now against Iraq. The trouble is, his own security services don't agree.

http://www.sundayherald.com/28384

CIA in blow to Bush attack plans
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,808970,00.h...

White House 'exaggerating Iraqi threat'
Bush's televised address attacked by US intelligence

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,807286,00.h...

And who was it kicked the UN inspectors out of Iraq before they were finished? It wasn't Saddam Hussein.
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:09 PM
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8. Petty sums up the rationale behind the invasion and occupation of Iraq
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:28 PM
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9. I, (and we) here, already did figure out how to stabilize Iraq:
"he'd rather figure out how to stabilize Iraq and bring the troops home"

Bringing the troops home is, indeed, the very first step to start stabilizing Iraq.

THERE'S NO OTHER WAY: there never has been, nor never will be ANY other way.

Should be clear enough to every intelligently thinking individual after close to four years now.

Has he got it yet?

Step two is to prosecute the criminals who destabilized it using lies to satisfy their selfish greed.
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