“PR Push For Iraq War Preceded Intel Finding”

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In addition to the Archive’s newly obtained documents, Dr. John Prados, who compiled the report, examined previous investigations of pre-war intelligence manipulation such as the recently completed Senate Intelligence Committee “Phase II” report on administration officials’ pre-war rhetoric and books on the subject such as former White House spokesman Scott McClellan’s memoir.

He concluded, in essence, that the Bush administration cherry picked intelligence to justify an invasion, that Tony Blair’s British government was complicit in producing shaky intelligence on Saddam’s WMDs, that administration figures — especially Cheney — pressured the CIA to give them what they wanted, and that intelligence undercutting the case for war was ignored in favor of less reliable sources who backed administration beliefs.

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  1. Stop US Wars » Blog Archive » “PR Push For Iraq War Preceded Intel Finding” Says:

    […] admin wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptJohn Prados, who compiled the report, examined previous investigations of pre-war intelligence manipulation such as the recently completed Senate Intelligence Committee “Phase II” report on administration officials’ pre-war rhetoric and … […]

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