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1. Deliberately misleading information announced publicly or leaked by a government or especially by an intelligence agency in order to influence public opinion.
2. Dissemination of such misleading information.
3. Careful control of information and perception of any target group to ensure the desired outcome as opposed to a truthful honest outcome.
4. Also used internally against government, military officials and agents; designed to provoke misleading conclusions.
I think I saw more than I was supposed to. --Anonymous
Originally posted by Toelint
Okay, just maybe the Bush "whackers" think I've gone off the deep end here...but I found this editorial at the Wall Street Journal, while digging for "ammo" to hold up my arguements in another forum. Frankly, the brilliance of this piece amazes me! Why couldn't it happen?
[edit on 5-10-2005 by Toelint]
[edit on 5-10-2005 by Toelint]
Originally posted by Frith
There are videos that exist of Bush 43 administration officials, notably of Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell, stating pre-09/11/01 that Iraq was not a threat. So why would Bush listen to the CIA afterwards with conflicting information and not his own staff?
What happened is that Bush wanted this war no matter what information came about and he got it. Damn the consequences. He doesn't care that he is discredited and knew going into these battles that this would be a likely outcome.
He is still the President of the United States, isn't he? There is no clamor to see him impeached or be charged with any type of crime is there? He's doing just fine without need for credibility.
Originally posted by Janus
The CIA has been known to miss lead Presidents before, JFK for one so its quite possible yes.
Originally posted by Amethyst
I would hazard a guess that they're paving the way for a Democrat to take office in '09.
I don't think anything ever happens on accident where the government is concerned.
Originally posted by Metaphor322
PNAC + Carlyle Group + Halliburton=War
Bin Laden family + Bush family=Carlyle Group
A neurotic love triangle................
[edit on 8-10-2005 by Metaphor322]
Originally posted by esdad71
US citizen + 'bad intel' = dead US citizens
For every bad piece of intel, there are hundreds that we never hear of. Did anyomne happen to hear the bit about BUsh in his last address stating how many AQ attacks have been averted here and abroad.
Whether it came from the CIA or another agency, it is alos a matter of politics in the workplace. We have alread yseen that they did not maove on many of the 9/11 hijackers based on not enough evidence or not wanting to move in too fast.
There is someone who made the decision to concentrate on others or other threats at the time that lead to the failures that caused 9/11. The threat is here each an every day.
Why did the CIA not know about the suicicde bombing at OU, and what ties of that will never be released.
Bush is doing the best he can in the government structure that he is provided. All I can say, is if this is the best go't we can have that is 'connected', what are we going to have when someone else is in there, and are feeling around in the dark for answers.