Friday, February 09, 2007

Pre-War Intelligence Attacked in IG Report

The Pentagon's acting Inspector General has sent a report to Congress showing pre-war intel was manipulated to suggest a link between Saddam Hussein and al Qaeda that never existed. The New York Times reports:

"Working under Douglas J. Feith, who at the time was under secretary of defense for policy, the group 'developed, produced and then disseminated alternative intelligence assessments on the Iraq and Al Qaeda relationship, which included some conclusions that were inconsistent with the consensus of the Intelligence Community, to senior decision-makers,' the report concluded."

The 9/11 Commission discredited the connection in its final report. The Senate Intelligence Committee is also working on its own investigation. (NYT)

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