And now, ladies and gentlement..... this: Even Rumsfeld's own Web site admits they didn't know jack sh*t about WMDs, and altered the intel.... Is this the "slam dunk" they were talking about?: Simply the Worst http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/opinion/13dowd.html?_r=1 Rummy‚Äôs memoir, ‚ÄúKnown and Unknown,‚ÄĚ is an unnerving reminder of how the Iraq hawks took crazy conditionals and turned them into urgent imperatives to justify what the defense chief termed ‚Äúanticipatory self-defense.‚ÄĚ At ‚ÄúRumsfeld.com,‚ÄĚ the author has put up an archive of records and memos. One, marked ‚ÄúSECRET‚ÄĚ and declassified last month at his request, is dated Sept. 9, 2002. That was after his P.R. roll-out to the March 2003 Iraq invasion was under way. The subject line reads ‚ÄúWMD.‚ÄĚ Secretary Rumsfeld is sending a secret report that he received a few days earlier to Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, asking: ‚ÄúPlease take a look at this material as to what we don‚Äôt know about WMD. It is big.‚ÄĚ The attachment is from Major Gen. Glen Shaffer, then the director for intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the secretary of defense, responding to Rummy‚Äôs request to know the ‚Äúunknowns‚ÄĚ about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. ‚ÄúWe range from 0% to about 75% knowledge on various aspects of their program,‚ÄĚ Shaffer wrote. Unfortunately, the 0% had to do with actual weapons. ‚ÄúOur assessments rely heavily on analytic assumptions and judgment rather than hard evidence,‚ÄĚ the report said. ‚ÄúThe evidentiary base is particularly sparse for Iraqi nuclear programs.‚ÄĚ It added: ‚ÄúWe don‚Äôt know with any precision how much we don‚Äôt know.‚ÄĚ And continued: ‚ÄúWe do not know if they have purchased, or attempted to purchase, a nuclear weapon. We do not know with confidence the location of any nuclear weapon-related facilities. Our knowledge of the Iraqi nuclear weapons program is based largely ‚ÄĒ perhaps 90% ‚ÄĒ on analysis of imprecise intelligence.‚ÄĚ On biological weapons: ‚ÄúWe cannot confirm the identity of any Iraqi facilities that produce, test, fill, or store biological weapons,‚ÄĚ the report said, adding: ‚ÄúWe believe Iraq has 7 mobile BW agent production plants but cannot locate them ... our knowledge of how and where they are produced is probably up to 90% incomplete.‚ÄĚ On chemical weapons: ‚ÄúWe cannot confirm the identity of any Iraqi sites that produce final chemical agent.‚ÄĚ And on ballistic missile programs they had ‚Äúlittle missile-specific data.‚ÄĚ Somehow that was twisted into ‚Äúa slam-dunk.‚ÄĚ You go to war with the army you have, but the facts you want.