Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda, according to government records and current and former officials with firsthand knowledge of the matter.
The information was provided to Bush on September 21, 2001 during the "President's Daily Brief," a 30- to 45-minute early-morning national security briefing. Information for PDBs has routinely been derived from electronic intercepts, human agents, and reports from foreign intelligence services, as well as more mundane sources such as news reports and public statements by foreign leaders.
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The highly classified CIA assessment was distributed to President Bush, Vice President Cheney, the president's national security adviser and deputy national security adviser, the secretaries and undersecretaries of State and Defense, and various other senior Bush administration policy makers, according to government records.
the above is from murray waas' 'Key Bush Intelligence Briefing Kept From Hill Panel ' in the national journal. i think the article should be called 'further proof that bully boy lied us into war.'
get it? they knew they're case for a war was a lie. they knew ten days after 9/11.
the lie that cheney and bully boy have been pushing this week and last loudly is that every 1 saw the same intelligence. but that's not true. the administration saw this, not congress.
and don't think this is the only intelligence that the administration kept from congress.
bully boy wanted this war and he got it.
we never should have gone to war but he wanted it.
now that it's turned to shit, like everything he touches, he wants to bluff his way out of it and spread the blame. the blame is the administration's.
they lied us into war and they can't change that, they can't bring back the people who've died either. they are liars and their lies caused deaths.
if the mainstream media wasn't controlled by corporations and so desperate to protect the bully boy, we'd be hearing calls for impeachment in every paper on every tv station.
instead, we're supposed to ignore this like everything else the corporate media sweeps under the rug.
and speaking of corporate media, a corporate media 'star' (whore) bit the dust tonight. ted koppel left abc's nightline. good riddance to him.
he was not a voice for the left. he was a voice for the right bringing on guests from the right, addressing topics like figure skating while rome burned.
if you missed it, c.i. makes the case for why the left shouldn't be crying over ted koppel's departure in 'The end of a (bad) era.' ted now moves over to hbo where he will, no doubt, put the b.o. in hbo.
and on corporate pets, if you're looking for the latest on bob woodward, check out ron's "Who told Woodward the 'Slam Dunk' bit? "
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