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The CIA released a copy of the NIE in 2004 in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, but redacted virtually all of it, citing a threat to national security. Then last year, John Greenewald, who operates The Black Vault, a clearinghouse for declassified government documents, asked the CIA to take another look at the October 2002 NIE to determine whether any additional portions of it could be declassified.
For the first time, the public can now read the hastily drafted CIA document [pdf below] that led Congress to pass a joint resolution authorizing the use of military force in Iraq, a costly war launched March 20, 2003 that was predicated on “disarming” Iraq of its (non-existent) WMD, overthrowing Saddam Hussein, and “freeing” the Iraqi people.
According to the latest figures compiled by Iraq Body Count, to date more than 200,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed, although other sources say the casualties are twice as high. More than 4,000 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq, and tens of thousands more have been injured and maimed. The war has cost US taxpayers more than $800 billion.
originally posted by: Nikola014
Ah, the famous american war on terrorism. Not for oil.
Bush really did a good job bringing democracy to Iraq, the results are speaking for themselves. What a wonderful country it is now.
Can't wait for the day when Bush, and both Clinton's are in jail for what they had done.
originally posted by: romilo
a reply to: tinymind
They did it to keep world in state of chaos, they dont care about money and all that sh1t, they got all that flowing their ways how ever they wish. Imagine what could have been without all this warfare and terrorism, there is the reason for everything.