Bush is Obviously a Liar by: PhilSimms (M/*realityofitall.blogspot.com) 07/25/05 02:34 pm Msg: 3869742 of 3869758
Either the intelligence was being fixed or it wasn�t. The Bush Administration was either lying by using information that was known to be false/unproven or they were colossally incompetent on such a large scale that it boggles the mind.
It is VERY OBVIOUS they were using false information because it fit their agenda and they KNEW it was FALSE at the time...that's called lying. Time to put Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, etc. behind bars.
INTEL: In 1997, the U.N.�s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report saying there was no indication Iraq ever achieved nuclear capability or had any physical capacity for producing weapons-grade nuclear material in the near future. In February 2001, the CIA delivered a report to the White House that said: �We do not have any direct evidence that Iraq has used the period since Desert Fox to reconstitute its weapons of mass destruction programs.� HOW IT WAS USED: In March 2003, Cheney definitively claimed on Meet the Press that Iraq �has reconstituted nuclear weapons.�
INTEL: In April 2001, the the Energy Department told the White House the aluminum tubes Iraq bought couldn�t be used for nuclear weapons production. In late 2001, the State Department also sent word they were ill-suited for that use. HOW IT WAS USED: On Sept. 8, 2002, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice told CNN the tubes were �only really suited for nuclear weapons programs.� Bush in his 1/03 State of the Union said the tubes which were �suitable for nuclear weapons production.�
INTEL: In the fall of 2002, the CIA told white house officials not to include the uranium-from-Niger assertion in speeches. HOW IT WAS USED: Bush included it in his 2003 State of the Union.
INTEL: A September 2002 DOD intel report found ��no reliable information on whether Iraq is producing and stockpiling chemical weapons, or where Iraq has � or will � establish its chemical warfare agent production facilities.� HOW IT WAS USED: In October 2002, Bush claimed, without doubt, that Iraq �possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons.�
--- "O'Neill: Bush planned Iraq invasion before 9/11
CNN) -- The Bush administration began planning to use U.S. troops to invade Iraq within days after the former Texas governor entered the White House three years ago, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill told CBS News' 60 Minutes.
"From the very beginning, there was a conviction that Saddam Hussein was a bad person and that he needed to go," O'Neill told CBS, according to excerpts released Saturday by the network. "For me, the notion of pre-emption, that the U.S. has the unilateral right to do whatever we decide to do, is a really huge leap."