more proof GWB's White House and Intelligence don't belong in the same sentence
<searches for photo of three monkeys>
I recall early accusations that the GWB admin hawks had "planned Iraq war since 91" and that the Office of Special Plans was set up with the express intent of manufacturing "supporting intel" that somehow wasn't coming from the actual professional intel sources of the CIA, Pentagon, etc (now we understand why).
I recall these stories being dismissed by some members of the choir as "liberal media smears". hmmmm.
removing agents from the war on terrorism (found that 6'5" Dialysis Patient with a limp yet?) to "drum up some OMG WMD! news, not this actual news" in order to justify a prior hardon for Saddam sounds bad.
and if I'm reading Hersh's follow up interview right, it's not "Bush lied" so much as
"Bush stuck his fingers in his ears and yelled LALALALALALA whenever anything less than 'Saddam fries soft fluffy puppies in banned nucular barbeques' *cough* 'intelligence' *cough* arrived from the Chalabi Repertory Theatre Troop via Cheney's Office"
remind you of that Kuwaiti Official's Daughter fabricating stories about "babies tossed from incubators"?
propaganda is to be expected at some level, but please.
Hersh didn't even detail how bad
the forged documents were...
signatures from guys who had long left office (sometimes offices they never held) on the wrong letterhead...
childlike and easily spotted according to european reports.
if the brits termed their info massaging as "sexing up the dossier"
GWB's version starts to look and sound like a cadre of fluffers.
meanwhile, the countdown to the "Smear Sy" campaign begins.
will an "unnamed White House official" suddenly out Sy's family as undercover CIA agents
less energy seems to be spent finding the last leaker than GWB's pen
(great NYT cartoon to that effect last Sunday)