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    Pentagon Officer Created Phony Intel on Iraq/al-Qaeda Link

    By Matt Renner
    t r u t h o u t | Report
    Friday 06 April 2007

    Newly released documents confirm that a Pentagon unit knowingly cooked up intelligence claiming a direct link between Iraq and al-Qaeda in order to win support for a preemptive strike against the country.

    A report prepared by the Defense Department's Inspector General for Carl Levin, the Democratic Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, explicitly shows how former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith used his defense department position to cook intelligence claiming a connection between the terrorist organization and Saddam Hussein's regime.

    The Inspector General's report, "Review of the Pre-Iraqi War Activities of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy," focuses specifically on Feith's intelligence gathering operations in the months prior to the March 2003 invasion. An executive summary of the report was declassified in February. The full report was declassified and released Thursday at Levin's request.

    "It is important for the public to see why the Pentagon's inspector general concluded that Secretary Feith's office 'developed, produced and then disseminated alternative intelligence assessments on the Iraq and al-Qaeda relationship,' which included 'conclusions that were inconsistent with the consensus of the Intelligence Community,' and why the Inspector General concluded that these actions were 'inappropriate,'" Levin said. "Until today, those details were classified and outside the public's view."
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    and, of course, Feith's obligatory non-denial denial:

    Doug Feith Responds With ‘Naked Incoherence’ To Evidence That He Manipulated Iraq Intel



    Yesterday, the Washington Post reported on a declassified Pentagon Inspector General report which said that captured Iraqi documents and intelligence interrogations have “all confirmed” that Saddam was not directly cooperating with al Qaeda before the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

    The report provided further evidence of the manipulation of intelligence by the Bush administration and then-Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith.

    Feith has responded on his personal website, claiming the Pentagon Inspector General was “poorly informed and illogical.” Feith reacts to the claims that he exaggerated a relationship between Saddam and al Qaeda by hiding behind CIA Director George Tenet. Feith notes that Tenet wrote a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Oct. 7, 2002 suggesting such a relationship.

    But in his incoherent and rambling response, Feith acknowledges that the CIA largely tended to “deny or downplay” Iraq-al Qaeda connections before the war:

    “Tenet’s account was influential in the Bush administration. Officials from every agency - including myself - accepted it. It had special credibility - at least as far as it went - because CIA and DIA analysts tended to deny or downplay information about Iraq-al Qaida connections. They favored a theory that the secular Baathists of the Saddam Hussein regime would not want links of any kind with the religious extremists of al Qaida. They would not acknowledge such links if they could possibly find a way to dismiss the underlying information. So the Tenet letter was seen as a grudging admission by those CIA and DIA analysts.” ​

    The CIA reported in June 2002 that there were “no conclusive signs of cooperation on specific terrorist operations” between Iraq and al Qaeda. Why Tenet deviated from this analysis is not known. Recall, Tenet was awarded a medal of freedom by President Bush months later.

    It’s ironic that Feith claims he was duped by Tenet’s letter. After all, Feith has been suggesting that the intelligence stovepipes he set up in the Defense Department were part of an effort to question the CIA’s judgments. It appears Feith only questioned the CIA when they were putting out analyses that didn’t match his imaginary theories of an al Qaeda-Iraq relationship.

    Feith concludes his rebuttal by noting he is happy that the Pentagon IG report is declassified. He writes, “The public can now view the whole argument in all its naked incoherence.” Indeed.
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    They have eyes but they will not see.
    It's a waste of time. Gay marrige is the most important issue Press.
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    Sounds like something that's very important to you and Press as well. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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    lol... you're such an utter coward... you can't handle the facts, so you rely on homophobia....

    there has never been a poster here or anywhere in more desperate need of an ass-kicking than this smug star wars dork...
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    This report in the WaPo which you have started a number of threads on is from 2003 BEFORE captured Iraqi documents were translated (in point of fact the vast majority of captured Iraqi docs have not yet been translated)

    Your 'facts' are obsolete info. Levin understands this but realizes that the haters and nitwits won't look at the details and timeline at all.
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    Kinda like shooting fish in a barrel ain't it Press.
    Too easy...I wish the draft was tomorrow so we could talk about football :D
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    The only facts that mean anything are that Bush is kicking terrorist azz and you don't like it. What that makes you is all too plain for everyone on this list to see.

    And it becomes plainer and plainer by the day.



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    McCarthy, where have i said i "don't like" that terrorists are getting their asses kicked? do yourself a favor, for the sake of regaining a shred of credibility here, and abstain from assuming things i never said.... ok jaggov?

    unfortunately, you can't sustain an argument involved in fact either, which is why you're happy in rewarding yourself as the prototypical Bush Cultist... the kind of person who can't see past his bible, nor his priviledge...
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    Did I miss something?? He did a great job with OBL...
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    So Bush kicks their azz, but you don't like the way he does it?? Tell me, Pressboy, if somebody kills your grandparents/father/mother/wife/brother/ or sister, are you going to be as particular with the cops how they treat the scum who did that to your family ??

    I'd like to get a straight-up answer out of you, for once, instead of your failed adolescent street theater.




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    Yeah, you've missed a lot. You've missed a thousand follow-on 9/11 attacks on the U.S. and the rest of the world, attacks that OBL and al qaeda have had in the oven for years.

    You've missed having your water supply poisoned.

    You've missed having nerve gas attacks on your children's schools.

    You've missed a lot.



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    Anything to back this up, or are you just throwing crap against the wall to see what sticks????

    But once again not sure the end justifies the means, manipulating intelligence to justify and invasion in Iraq.. where once again there is evidence that there was no Al Quada, this administration knew this but forged ahead.
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    Which "thousand follow-up atttacks"? Where did you get that information from, Dickless Cheney?

    When and where has the water supply ever been poisoned? (And GE and Dow Chemical don't count!)

    Which childrens schools have been "nerve-gassed"?

    Which orifice do you pull this crap from?
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    The PENTAGON??

    The Pentagon which LIED about Jessica Lynch?

    The Pentagon which LIED about Pat Tillman?


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    I think you're mis-understanding what he's saying. He's saying that since we haven't had those attacks, you've "missed" them, thanks to the anti-terror efforts since 9-11.

    By the way, Happy Easter Everyone!
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    Thanks, PatsSB42, you answered all of them in one. Nice to know somebody can get it around here.


    Happy Easter to you, too. Jesus resurrected on this day, and so can the rest of us through God's love.


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    Did Mr. Ralphie behave next to all of that fine milinerie???
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