Saturday, March 04, 2006

Something for the Righties to Chew Over

What a surprise!! It turns out there is yet another document that proves that the build up to the war in Iraq was built on falsehoods. A summary of a National Intelligence Estimate that looked into the question of the usage of the aluminium tubes in the possession of Iraq. The report stated that the Energy Department and the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research believed that the tubes were "intended for conventional weapons," which is in clear contrast to the CIA's view. Clearly there was some debate over the issue and yet, you would think it was a clear case bearing in mind the 'evidence' we were presented with. A further report suggested the Intelligence agencies unanimously agreed that the chances of Saddam launching an attack on the US was remote in the extreme, unless Iraq itself was attacked. We already know that there was no link between Bin Laden and Saddam and yet some sections of the right-wing media would have it that there is a very clear link between the two. Perhaps it is the only thing left they have to clutch on to to justify their support....lies and half-truths. But then, when have you known a rightie to do some thorough research?