posted on Feb, 10 2006 @ 01:47 PM
Paul Pillar, national CIA intelligence officer for the near east and south asia claims that Bush didn't even seek strategic intelligence advice about
Iraq before invading ?
The Bush administration disregarded the expertise of the intelligence community, politicized the intelligence process and used unrepresentative data
in making the case for war, a former CIA senior analyst alleged.
In an article published on Friday in the journal Foreign Affairs, Paul R. Pillar, the CIA's national intelligence officer for the Near East and South
Asia from 2000 to 2005, called the relationship between U.S. intelligence and policymaking "broken."........................
..................The Bush administration "used intelligence not to inform decision-making, but to justify a decision already made," Pillar wrote.
"It went to war without requesting -- and evidently without being influenced by -- any strategic-level intelligence assessments on any aspect of
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I can't help thinking that he knew that there was no terrorist link with Iraq and he had no evidence Saddam had WMDs.
It's a shocking mismanagement in the affairs of a sovereign nation when they go to war without checking intelligence first.
It's official there was no intelligence in the Whitehouse before the Iraq war. But I guess we always knew that.
Didn't it matter ? I just don't get how people can be so incompetent and get to run the worlds only Superpower.
[edit on 10-2-2006 by John bull 1]