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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Well, Duh

U.S. Was 'Dead Wrong' in Prewar Assessments, Commission Says.
The nine-member Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction was appointed by President Bush a year ago.
The report puts most of the blame on the CIA, which, as Maureen Dowd points out, is hilarious. George Tenet did exactly what Cheney and Bush wanted him to:

The buck stops with the lying scumbag in chief. His insane little war has already cost us more than the annual GDP's of the world's 65 poorest countries. Of course, it has cost hundreds of thousands of Iraqis much more than that.

Admittedly, I haven't read the text of this latest report, or of the Duelfer report from last fall. But it seems that any attempts to put the blame on the CIA and other intelligence agencies ignore one critical fact, which I have been harping on from time to time for over two years now: In late 2002, UN inspectors returned to Iraq and looked everywhere that US "intelligence" told them to look. For four months. They found NOTHING. The recriminations about the "failure" of US "intelligence" should have started then. Instead, the war started. The blame rests on the head of our idiot president, and eternal shame on him both for having started the war and for not having admitted his guilt and committing hari-kari.