Sunday, June 25, 2006

Warnings on WMD 'Fabricator' Were Ignored, Ex-CIA Aide Says

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/24/AR2006062401081.html

In late January 2003, as Secretary of State Colin Powell prepared to argue the Bush administration's case against Iraq at the United Nations, veteran CIA officer Tyler Drumheller sat down with a classified draft of Powell's speech to look for errors. He found a whopper: a claim about mobile biological labs built by Iraq for germ warfare.
Drumheller instantly recognized the source, an Iraqi defector suspected of being mentally unstable and a liar. The CIA officer took his pen, he recounted in an interview, and crossed out the whole paragraph.

A few days later, the lines were back in the speech. Powell stood before the U.N. Security Council on Feb. 5 and said: "We have first-hand descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails."

WTF????

1 comment:

the kid said...

WTF??? you gotta be kidding me...man, i have gas now...