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Ex-Aide: Powell Misled Americans
    #2011623 - 10/15/03 04:54 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Not that Blair or Bush really care any more, now that they're pretending that WMD's weren't really such a big reason for invasion.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/14/60II/printable577975.shtml
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Ex-Aide: Powell Misled Americans
Oct. 15, 2003


The person responsible for analyzing the Iraqi weapons threat for Colin Powell says the Secretary of State misinformed Americans during his speech at the U.N. last winter.

Greg Thielmann tells Correspondent Scott Pelley that at the time of Powell?s speech, Iraq didn?t pose an imminent threat to anyone ? not even its own neighbors. ??I think my conclusion [about Powell?s speech] now is that it?s probably one of the low points in his long distinguished service to the nation,? says Thielmann.

Pelley?s report will be broadcast on 60 Minutes II, Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Thielmann also tells Pelley that he believes the decision to go to war was made first and then the intelligence was interpreted to fit that conclusion.

??The main problem was that the senior administration officials have what I call faith-based intelligence,? says Thielmann. ?They knew what they wanted the intelligence to show. They were really blind and deaf to any kind of countervailing information the intelligence community would produce. I would assign some blame to the intelligence community and most of the blame to the senior administration officials.?

Steve Allinson and a dozen other U.N. inspectors in Iraq also watched Powell?s speech. ?Various people would laugh at various times [during Powell?s speech] because the information he was presenting was just, you know, didn't mean anything - had no meaning,? says Allinson.

Pelley asks, ?When the Secretary finished the speech, you and the other inspectors turned to each other and said what?? Allinson responds, ??They have nothing.??

Allinson gives Pelley several examples of why he believes Iraq didn?t have weapons of mass destruction. One time, he was sent to find decontamination vehicles that turned out to be fire trucks. Another time, a satellite spotted what they thought were trucks used for biological weapons.

?We were told we were going to the site to look for refrigerated trucks specifically linked to biological agents,? Allinson tells Pelley. ??We found seven or eight [trucks], I think, in total, and they had cobwebs in them. Some samples were taken and nothing was found.?






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Re: Ex-Aide: Powell Misled Americans [Re: Edame]
    #2011667 - 10/15/03 05:05 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Yep, it was bullshit from start to finish and they all knew it.

Pity right-wingers are so gullible they actually swallowed it.


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Re: Ex-Aide: Powell Misled Americans [Re: Edame]
    #2011854 - 10/15/03 06:03 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I posted this already, silly.
Here


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Re: Ex-Aide: Powell Misled Americans [Re: PsiloKitten]
    #2011925 - 10/15/03 06:25 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

doh! my bad  :grin:


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The above is an extract from my fictional novel, "The random postings of Edame".
:tongue:

In the beginning was the word. And man could not handle the word, and the hearing of the word, and he asked God to take away his ears so that he might live in peace without having to hear words which might upset his equinamity or corrupt the unblemished purity of his conscience.

And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


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Re: Ex-Aide: Powell Misled Americans [Re: Edame]
    #2012242 - 10/15/03 07:47 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Thielmann also tells Pelley that he believes the decision to go to war was made first and then the intelligence was interpreted to fit that conclusion.


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Re: Ex-Aide: Powell Misled Americans [Re: Edame]
    #2012789 - 10/15/03 10:39 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Did you see 60 minutes?

Fantastic.

Ive got an mpga.

If anyone is interested Ill see if I can figure out a place to stick it up.


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