White House says bad intelligence fed WMD claim

President Bush's claim three years ago that weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq was based on U.S. intelligence that was later proved false, the White House acknowledged today. Full Story
Fed Up

Denver, CO

#83 Apr 16, 2006
"Bad Intelligence" --- isn't that an oxymoron?
SKNK

Sweden

#84 Apr 17, 2006
OK guys, I truly thank you for taking care of mr. LANCE the GIGGLO, or Winslow... I will leave him to the good hands, once a gain thank you.
SKNK

Sweden

#85 Apr 17, 2006
In a sworn statement to the inspector general, Schmidt described Rumsfeld as "personally involved" in the interrogation and said that the defense secretary was "talking weekly" with Miller. Schmidt said he concluded that Rumsfeld did not specifically prescribe the more "creative" interrogation methods used on Kahtani. But he added that the open-ended policies Rumsfeld approved, and that the apparent lack of supervision of day-to-day interrogations permitted the abusive conduct to take place. "Where is the throttle on this stuff?" asked Schmidt, an Air Force fighter pilot, who said in his interview under oath with the inspector general that he had concerns about the length and repetition of the harsh interrogation methods. "There were no limits."

Schmidt also saw close parallels between the interrogations at Guantánamo, and the photographic evidence of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "Just for the lack of a camera, it would sure look like Abu Ghraib," Schmidt told the inspector general, in the interview that was conducted in August 2005. At the direction of Pentagon officials, Miller led a mission to Iraq in August 2003 to review detainee operations at Abu Ghraib -- a visit that critics say precipitated the abuse of prisoners there.
Lance Winslow

United States

#86 Apr 17, 2006
I am in favor of using maximum force on International Terrorists in interogations. I mean they are cutting off heads, but our Swede here thinks they are fine gentlemen?
Escape from the dark ages

Brentwood, CA

#87 Apr 17, 2006
Lance Winslow wrote:
I am in favor of using maximum force on International Terrorists in interogations. I mean they are cutting off heads, but our Swede here thinks they are fine gentlemen?
And then you become officially as uncivilised as them.

If we do not live by the values we profess then our values are meaningless. Some may die due to these values but less will die and more will be free in the long run.

We will also have some honor on that road rather than the shame our current Administration rains down on our country.

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#88 Apr 13, 2014
You're kissing. Lol

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#89 Apr 13, 2014
150k dead and no one was criminally charged that's genocide!

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#92 Apr 14, 2014
parlo wrote:
<quoted text>We are also bogged down in Iraq, so there wont be any invasion of troops. Our hands are tied. All we can do is bomb. I say this often, the clear winner of the Iraq War is Iran!
Cheyney/Brush/Blair did all this to find some idiot in a rabbit hole-only in America..and he says 'mission accomplished'? wow

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#93 Apr 14, 2014
SKNK wrote:
In a sworn statement to the inspector general, Schmidt described Rumsfeld as "personally involved" in the interrogation and said that the defense secretary was "talking weekly" with Miller. Schmidt said he concluded that Rumsfeld did not specifically prescribe the more "creative" interrogation methods used on Kahtani. But he added that the open-ended policies Rumsfeld approved, and that the apparent lack of supervision of day-to-day interrogations permitted the abusive conduct to take place. "Where is the throttle on this stuff?" asked Schmidt, an Air Force fighter pilot, who said in his interview under oath with the inspector general that he had concerns about the length and repetition of the harsh interrogation methods. "There were no limits."
Schmidt also saw close parallels between the interrogations at Guantánamo, and the photographic evidence of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "Just for the lack of a camera, it would sure look like Abu Ghraib," Schmidt told the inspector general, in the interview that was conducted in August 2005. At the direction of Pentagon officials, Miller led a mission to Iraq in August 2003 to review detainee operations at Abu Ghraib -- a visit that critics say precipitated the abuse of prisoners there.
It takes a Scandinavian to see through W's Con game

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#94 Apr 18, 2014
Bad intelligence 150k people died, and no one impeached!
who

Basingstoke, UK

#95 Apr 18, 2014
swedenforever wrote:
Bad intelligence 150k people died, and no one impeached!
Over here it seams that the politicians pressured the intelligence people to provide intelligence to fit the agenda of attacking Iraq, which we now know was on the Bush administrations agenda prior to the 911 attacks.......Probably much the same in the US
Instead of being impeached for there lies, much like any other bad workman they blame their tools.
F*cking cowards.

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#96 Apr 20, 2014
parlo wrote:
Regardless of the intel, Bush was determined to go to war in Iraq. The British memo released last week shows Bush telling Blair that he will provoke Iraq into war if he needs to. He is a disgrace!
Sounds like a ponzi scheme to me

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#97 Apr 22, 2014
scutter9000 wrote:
If Clinton can get impeached for lying under oath about a blowjob then I think Bush and his administration should get impeached for lying to the American public about the reasons for going to war and puting fine American soldiers and innocent civilians in harms way. His administration's incompetence on so many levels and policies is doing more to wreck the United State's future as a global economic leader and military super power than any terrorist could hope to do.
Ditto

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#99 May 15, 2014
Derek Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
What Iran is doing is only logical. a) they see that their neighpor got invaded preemtively by the US on false charges adn b) nuklear weapons is the only defense the US respects.
Had Iraq not been invaded there would not have been any need for Iran to go down the nuklear path, considering embargos, trade sanctions and such. President Hamid considers himself doing this in self defence.
It is worth noting that Hans Blix former chief of UN weapons inspection has suggested that Iran drop their nuklear plans in exchange for guarantee by USA that they will not be invaded. USA is not interested.
Hans Blix was here

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#100 May 15, 2014
swedenforever wrote:
Bad intelligence 150k people died, and no one impeached!
Im wrong 750k died

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#101 May 15, 2014
Escape from the dark ages wrote:
<quoted text>
And then you become officially as uncivilised as them.
If we do not live by the values we profess then our values are meaningless. Some may die due to these values but less will die and more will be free in the long run.
We will also have some honor on that road rather than the shame our current Administration rains down on our country.
Darn those pesky facts!

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#102 Jun 12, 2014
Ahh the smell of crude oil in the morning
parlo wrote:
Regardless of the intel, Bush was determined to go to war in Iraq. The British memo released last week shows Bush telling Blair that he will provoke Iraq into war if he needs to. He is a disgrace!

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#103 Jun 12, 2014
Derek Wolf wrote:
Shhh... Don´t spoil operation Pluck the Eagle
lol!

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#104 Jun 27, 2014
Derek Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
What Iran is doing is only logical. a) they see that their neighpor got invaded preemtively by the US on false charges adn b) nuklear weapons is the only defense the US respects.
Had Iraq not been invaded there would not have been any need for Iran to go down the nuklear path, considering embargos, trade sanctions and such. President Hamid considers himself doing this in self defence.
It is worth noting that Hans Blix former chief of UN weapons inspection has suggested that Iran drop their nuklear plans in exchange for guarantee by USA that they will not be invaded. USA is not interested.
Spot on Derek Wolf-you must be related to Lawrence Wolfe:)
Swedenforever

Baltimore, MD

#105 Sep 29, 2014
No sirprise here

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