“Four months after Charles A. Duelfer, who led the weapons hunt in 2004, submitted an interim report to Congress that contradicted nearly every prewar assertion about Iraq made by top Bush administration officials, a senior intelligence official said the findings will stand as the ISG’s final conclusions and will be published this spring.
President Bush, Vice President Cheney and other top administration officials asserted before the U.S. invasion in March 2003 that Iraq was reconstituting its nuclear weapons program, had chemical and biological weapons, and maintained links to al Qaeda affiliates to whom it might give such weapons to use against the United States.”
Though my Republican-esque friends made the assertion that the media is liberal, it’s hard to stretch that to the CIA’s report. This is as conclusive as it is ever going to get, folks. And it contradicts every assertion this administration has made as a justification for war. How Bush sent this country to war was either irresponsible, at best, or some reprehensible Clinton-esque truth telling, at worst. (Remember that “Well, that depends on what your definition of the word ‘is’ is,” comment? OUCH!) We’ll never know the truth for sure, unless some defector from Bush’s Administration decides to strike it rich with a tell-all. Now, THAT would be some comedy. 😉