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Ex-CIA Analyst Condemns Bush 'Manipulation Campaign' on Iraq

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posted on May, 5 2006 @ 06:59 AM

Associated Free Press

A former Middle East specialist of the US Central Intelligence Agency has condemned what he called an organised campaign of manipulation by the Bush administration to justify the Iraq war.

Paul Pillar, a former CIA analyst specialising in counter-terrorism in the Middle East and Asia, said in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Pais that the United States had particularly wanted to prove a link between Al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein.

"That was not the case," he was quoted as saying. "I suppose by some definitions that could be called a lie."

"There was an organised campaign of manipulation," El Pais also quoted Pillar as saying. "That would be the proper way to define it."

"As far as weapons of mass destruction were concerned, there was a generally false perception in the American, British and other intelligence services that Iraq possessed these. We were wrong."

All sorts of High ranking Officials and Officers are starting to come out and try to explain the Truth regarding the war in Iraq to the World. Ofcourse they will be labelled as Traitors, Loosers, Terrorist Sympathizers or Lefty Propagandist.

Actually this man was a CIA analyst specialising in counter-terrorism in the Middle East. Good Enough?

Well let's move on, to yet another former CIA analyst:

Rumsfeld Heckled by Former CIA Analyst

Protesters repeatedly interrupted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld during a speech Thursday and one man, a former CIA analyst, accused him of lying about
Iraq prewar intelligence in an unusually vociferous display of anti-war sentiment.

"Why did you lie to get us into a war that caused these kind of casualties and was not necessary?" asked Ray McGovern, the former analyst, during a question-and-answer session.

"I did not lie," shot back Rumsfeld, who waved off security guards ready to remove McGovern from the hall at the Southern Center for International Studies.

With Iraq war support remaining low, it is not unusual for top Bush administration officials to encounter protests and hostile questions. But the outbursts Rumsfeld confronted on Thursday seemed beyond the usual.

Well apparently it has been a Bad few weeks for Rummy.

First - at least a half dozen retired generals have called for Rumsfeld's resignation.

And now former CIA analysts are interrupting his speeches?

Well no wonder, if:
  • More than half of Americans say the war in Iraq was not worth the cost financially or in loss of life

  • Just over one-third of those surveyed say they approve of Bush's handing of the war

  • Public sentiment about the war has been at those low levels since fall

  • Just over one-third of the public says Rumsfeld is doing an excellent or pretty good job, while six in 10 said fair or poor


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