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R_Ram_U Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:16 PM
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"The Office of Special Plans" or "Let's make up evidence of WMD"
Edited on Sun Jul-20-03 01:25 PM by R_Ram_U
Is that an Orwellian name or what?
The Office was created by Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz
around the time that Bush went to the UN. The Office of Special Plans is
headed by Abram Shulsky, and their job is basically to take intelligence
from the CIA, and having already made up their minds that IRAQ had a
huge WMD program, "connect-the-dots" and make links and assesrtions,
even though the Real ananlysts at the CIA discounted the information.

From the Gaurdian article: Bush special office 'justified war'

"The intelligence, based largely on that from Iraqi exiles, went
directly to George Bush, who used some of it to justify war. Mr
Wolfowitz became frustrated that the CIA and the defence intelligence
agency were failing to uncover any evidence of a link between al-Qaida
and Saddam Hussein. Seymour Hersh, writing in the New Yorker magazine,
said that most intelligence experts derided the office's information."

From the Seymour Hirsch article:

"The office is the responsibility of William Luti, the Under-Secretary
of Defense, and its director is Abram Shulsky. They argued that the
C.I.A. and other agencies, including the Defense Intelligence Agency and
the State Department, weren't able to understand the connections between
Iraq and Al Qaeda, and the extent to which Iraq was involved in the
pursuit of weapons of mass destruction. They felt that these agencies
didn't get it right because they didn't have the right point of view.
The Pentagon group's idea was, essentially: Let's just assume that there
is a connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq, and let's assume that they
have made weapons of mass destruction, and that they're still actively
pursuing nuclear weapons and have generated thousands of tons of
chemical and biological weapons and not destroyed them. Having made that
leap of faith, let's then look at the intelligence the C.I.A. has
assembled with fresh eyes and see what we can see"



The New Yorker article is entitled Selective Intelligence.
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-03 01:27 PM
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1. Lets not forget the 'prisim' of 9/11
The Pentagon group's idea was, essentially: Let's just assume that there
is a connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq, and let's assume that they
have made weapons of mass destruction, and that they're still actively
pursuing nuclear weapons and have generated thousands of tons of
chemical and biological weapons and not destroyed them. Having made that
leap of faith, let's then look at the intelligence the C.I.A. has
assembled with fresh eyes and see what we can see"


Of course it could not be sold on ANY level without the 9/11 occurance...so there you have it...trumped up intel using 9/11 as a way to ensure there are no questions!

THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET...without which I do believe they would have gotten away with every lie and every ascertion.

Did I mention I HATE this administration?
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