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  • carsonogenik carsonogenik Mar 18, 2013 7:23 PM Flag

    Talkin about War Crimes

    From the UK Guardian

    Fresh evidence is revealed today about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein's foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction.

    Tony Blair told parliament before the war that intelligence showed Iraq's nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons programme was "active", "growing" and "up and running".

    A special BBC Panorama programme tonight will reveal how British and US intelligence agencies were informed by top sources months before the invasion that Iraq had no active WMD programme, and that the information was not passed to subsequent inquiries.

    It describes how Naji Sabri, Saddam's foreign minister, told the CIA's station chief in Paris at the time, Bill Murray, through an intermediary that Iraq had "virtually nothing" in terms of WMD.

    Sabri said in a statement that the Panorama story was "totally fabricated".

    However, Panorama confirms that three months before the war an MI6 officer met Iraq's head of intelligence, Tahir Habbush al-Tikriti, who also said that Saddam had no active WMD. The meeting in the Jordanian capital, Amman, took place days before the British government published its now widely discredited Iraqi weapons dossier in September 2002.

    Lord Butler, the former cabinet secretary who led an inquiry into the use of intelligence in the runup to the invasion of Iraq, tells the programme that he was not told about Sabri's comments, and that he should have been.

    Butler says of the use of intelligence: "There were ways in which people were misled or misled themselves at all stages."
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    The fact that no one in America or Britain has yet gone to jail or faced serious justice for perpetrating the crime of the century in conning the world into the invasion of Iraq is a disastrous, monumental moral failure.

    So much for the moral majority...not to mention "personal responsibility."

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    • The fact that no one in America or Britain has yet gone to jail or faced serious justice for perpetrating the crime of the century in conning the world into the invasion of Iraq is a disastrous, monumental moral failure.

      So much for the moral majority...not to mention "personal responsibility."
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      So much for the democraps in power the last 4 years. It is not just the war crimes, what about the banksters and wall street? Oh wait, wall street and the banksters are raking it in STILL and who is using that as a front that things are better for the people? What about the drones? What about Bradley Manning? What about the worsening militarized police state? You won't be able to blame Bush idiot.

      So much for the democraps who now sing the same song and dance lies about Iran and Syria and violate the people worse than Bush.

    • rodentologist@bellsouth.net rodentologist Mar 18, 2013 7:54 PM Flag

      "Fresh evidence is revealed today about how MI6 and the CIA were told through secret channels by Saddam Hussein's foreign minister and his head of intelligence that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction."

      Why would anyone take Hussein's foreign minister's word????????

 
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