Friday, November 11, 2005

Depends On What the Definition Of "Conclusion" Is?

National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, Thursday, on pre-war intelligence:"We all looked at the same intelligence, and most people -- on the intelligence -- reached the same conclusion." Which conclusion: that pre-emptive war against Iraq was the only option? There was hardly broad agreement on that. I think the real point - that the White House is trying to avoid - is that, while most with access to the Iraq intel may well have agreed that it suggested that Saddam desired and sought the capability to command WMDs, it was only the White House and the real hardcore neocons that insisted the intel was sufficient to warrant immediate military action.


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