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Old 06-06-2008, 10:59 AM
 
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This latest news should not shock anyone. I hope this story gets some more play by the media in the General Election since the war is front and center. I can't wait to hear McCain's take on this story since he is such a big supporter of this war. I am sure if the media doesn't take off with this story, Obama will put focus on this in one of his speeches. So basically Bush was wrong to go to war based on the Iraq Intelligence he received and McCain will continue with Bush's mistake for another 100 years. Doesn't sound like any change to me!

Bush misused Iraq intelligence: Senate report - Yahoo! News (broken link)
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:14 AM
 
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"Statements that Iraq had a partnership with al Qaeda were wrong and unsupported by intelligence, the report said."
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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I wish our news would find the backbone to call this what it is.

"Bush LIED about the Iraq intelligence". Then again, what do you expect from the media that helped to shove this lie down the throats of every American.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:18 AM
 
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(Hearing faint strains of "The Washington Frog March")
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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Then so did a lot of other intelligence agencies around the world.

This is nothing more than a partisan hitjob to try and absolve themselves of their own votes. The fact is, congress had the same intelligence as Bush. They came to the same conclusions as Bush. No one lied. The intelligence was wrong. As simple as that.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:20 AM
 
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"Statements that Iraq had a partnership with al Qaeda were wrong and unsupported by intelligence, the report said."
We knew that before the war. We all knew Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 911, whereas there were multiple Saudi ties which is fundamentalist monarchy, but we did not topple them. As we shouted from the rooftops, Iraq had nothing to do with 911, the cries of mushroom clouds and dirty bombs sent most Americans rushing to Home Depot to prepare for Armageddon as our president took the bravest people in the world and turned them into scared rabbits. Glad someone in charge is finally admitting to it.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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We knew that before the war. We all knew Iraq had absolutely nothing to do with 911, whereas there were multiple Saudi ties which is fundamentalist monarchy, but we did not topple them. As we shouted from the rooftops, Iraq had nothing to do with 911, the cries of mushroom clouds and dirty bombs sent most Americans rushing to Home Depot to prepare for Armageddon as our president took the bravest people in the world and turned them into scared rabbits. Glad someone in charge is finally admitting to it.
As of a year ago, a disturbingly high percentage of Americans believed Saddam Hussein = 9/11.

Interestingly that 2007 number was actually up 5% from 2004.

The Raw Story | Number of Americans who believe Saddam-9/11 tie rises to 41 percent
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Then so did a lot of other intelligence agencies around the world.

This is nothing more than a partisan hitjob to try and absolve themselves of their own votes. The fact is, congress had the same intelligence as Bush. They came to the same conclusions as Bush. No one lied. The intelligence was wrong. As simple as that.

Actually much of the intelligence that most of the world had and that congress was given, was provided through the funnel of the white house. Do you not recall that we made the case to the world using faulty information, information that even Colin Powell is not happy he promulgated.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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As of a year ago, a disturbing 41% of Americans believed Saddam Hussein = 9/11.
The Raw Story | Number of Americans who believe Saddam-9/11 tie rises to 41 percent
Well that matches the die hard right wing numbers. It is a sad day in America when we cannot even determine who our real enemies are.
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Old 06-06-2008, 11:24 AM
 
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was provided through the funnel of the white house.
Incorrect. Congress had their own meetings and hearings with the intelligence people - behind closed doors and in public.
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