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Judith Miller (born January 2, 1948) is an American journalist and writer. She is formerly of the New York Times Washington bureau, where she became embroiled in controversy after her coverage of Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) program both before and after the 2003 invasion was discovered to have been based on faulty information, particularly those stories that were based on sourcing from the now-disgraced Ahmed Chalabi. The New York Times later determined that a number of stories she had written for the paper were inaccurate. According to commentator Ken Silverstein, Miller's Iraq reporting "effectively ended her career as a respectable journalist." Miller acknowledged in The Wall Street Journal on April 4, 2015 that some of her Times coverage was inaccurate, although she had relied on sources she had used numerous times in the past, including those who supplied information for her reporting that had previously won a Pulitzer Prize. She further stated that policymakers and intelligence analysts had relied on the same source as hers, and that at the time there was broad consensus that Iraq had stockpiles of WMD.[5
Miller: It took persuading, and they persuaded a lot of Democrats -- Hillary Clinton, John Kerry. The intelligence was what it was.
Stewart: Turns out, idiocy is bipartisan, but that’s not exculpatory that it captured Democrats and Republicans.
Miller: The intelligence was what it was. People like me didn’t make it up.
Stewart: No but the intelligence was not what it was and not everyone got it wrong
Miller: Almost everybody did …
Stewart: Somebody pointed the light at Iraq and that somebody is the White House and the Defense Department and [Donald] Rumsfeld. He said, right after 9/11, “find me a pretext to go to war with Iraq.”
Just as false assumptions about Iraq’s WMD set off a stampede over that cliff in 2003, a similar rush to judgment regarding Syria brought the U.S. government to the edge of another precipice of war in 2013.
originally posted by: Ezappa
Can not watch the vids, they can only be watched in America. im in UK and the interviews are blocked here.
originally posted by: Malynn
Its going to be such an awful day when Jon Stewart is no longer on the daily show.
originally posted by: stormcell
Didn't they find barrels of Sarin gas in a bunker somewhere in Iraq? The fear was that these could be loaded onto SCUD missiles and fired towards Europe.
Then there was the Iraq supercannon: