Some day the ironic smile is just gonna freeze on my face.
Hussein's Prewar Ties To Al-Qaeda Discounted
By R. Jeffrey Smith
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 6, 2007; Page A01
Captured Iraqi documents and intelligence interrogations of Saddam Hussein and two former aides "all confirmed" that Hussein's regime was not directly cooperating with al-Qaeda before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, according to a declassified Defense Department report released yesterday.
The declassified version of the report, by acting Inspector General Thomas F. Gimble, also contains new details about the intelligence community's prewar consensus that the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda figures had only limited contacts, and its judgments that reports of deeper links were based on dubious or unconfirmed information. The report had been released in summary form in February.
A report criticizes an intelligence assessment by the office of Douglas Feith, then a Pentagon official, before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. (By Elizabeth Dalziel -- Associated Press)
The report's release came on the same day that Vice President Cheney, appearing on Rush Limbaugh's radio program, repeated his allegation that al-Qaeda was operating inside Iraq "before we ever launched" the war, under the direction of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the terrorist killed last June.
Of course, none of this will get reported in the media 'cause they think they already covered it. And they did.
But every single citizen of this country needs to know how this administration has PERPETUALLY DECEIVED US*.
*again and again and again.....