Saturday, June 07, 2008

After Five Years, it's Official: Bush Exagerated the Threat Posed by Sadamm

It took five years, but today the US Senate finally published its report into the build up to the invasion of Iraq and the intelligence used to justify the war.

The report concludes that:
  • President Bush and his aides built the public case for war against Iraq by exaggerating available intelligence
  • The White House ignored disagreements among spy agencies about Iraq's weapons programs
  • The President ignored doubts about Saddam Hussein's links to Al Qaeda

Senator John Rockefeller IV, Democrat chairman of the Intelligence Committee, said:

"The President and his advisers undertook a relentless public campaign in the aftermath of the attacks to use the war against Al Qaeda as a justification for overthrowing Saddam Hussein."

The real story here, of course, is how powerless the American public seem to be in demanding that those who took the nation into this illegal war be brought to account for their actions.

The full report can be read here.

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