A Senate study on pre-war intelligence has come up with a few interesting facts..the neo-cons and Iraqi-war backers will call it trivia…I’d say it pretty much blows up EVERY excuse the Bushies used to promulgate the Iraqi war.
There was no evidence Saddam Hussein had ties with al-Qaida, according to a Senate report issued Friday on prewar intelligence …..
Bush administration officials have insisted on a link between the Iraqi regime and terror leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Intelligence agencies, however, concluded there was none………….
The declassified document released Friday by the intelligence committee also explores the role that inaccurate information supplied by the anti-Saddam exile group the Iraqi National Congress had in the march to war.
It concludes that postwar findings do not support a 2002 intelligence community report that Iraq was reconstituting its nuclear program, possessed biological weapons or ever developed mobile facilities for producing biological warfare agents.
It discloses for the first time an October 2005 CIA assessment that prior to the war Saddam’s government did not have a relationship, harbor, or turn a blind eye toward Zarqawi and his associates.
Bush and other administration officials have said that the presence of Zarqawi in Iraq before the war was evidence of a connection between Saddam’s government and al-Qaida. Zarqawi was killed by a U.S. airstrike in June this year.
Saddam was an horrid human being who was loathed by the militant-religious-jihadists because he was a secularist. He did not support their efforts because it would have ruined his fiefdom and ultimately would have stripped his power and back-dated his country into the Mullah-morass. Does ANYBODY see any irony here?
What we have left is the tatters of a ‘Wilsonian-lite’ neo-con wet dream of democracy in Iraq. Someone better ask quickly how that is going, because there 121 (on average) less civilians a day in Iraq who WILL BE ABLE TO ANSWER.