You're right son. bushie had what Clinton had.<quoted text>
There was no difference between the intelligence Bush had and the intelligence Clinton used to bomb Saddam Hussein every other week.
To learn what our actual intelligence capabilities were at the time Clinton left office, search "Bill Clinton CIA human rights purge" to learn how Clinton gutted the CIA. Then, search "FBI charter Clinton foreign intelligence" to learn how Clinton was adopting the Soviet KGB model for our intelligence, combining both foreign intelligence and domestic federal police within the same agency. Then, search "Saddam Hussein UN oil for food" to learn who was rebuilding Saddam Hussein's infrastructure for war.
Coincidentally, it was those same countries rebuilding Saddam Hussien's infrastructure for war and sellling him weapons systems in violation of UN sanctions, and being paid with money Saddam Hussein stole from the UN's oil-for-food scam that were giving Clinton and Bush the intelligence that would keep the 18 UN resolutions against Saddam Hussein active, while they were paid with money stolen from the UN's oil for food scam that would only remain active as long as the 18 UN resolutions against Saddam Hussein remained active.
Bush put a stop to that bullshit, didn't he, son?
In fact, he had MORE than Clinton and still came to the same conclusion regardless of what he was told.
Even the Aussies knew better. You otoh, only believe what you want to believe since you really can't find much of anything in the real world...
"A lack of intelligence
May 31 2003
Former analyst Andrew Wilkie. Photo: Andrew Taylor
Australia's spies knew the United States was lying about Iraq's WMD programme. So why didn't the Government choose to believe them? Andrew Wilkie writes.
'Intelligence" was how the Americans described the material accumulating on Iraq from their super-sophisticated spy systems. But to analysts at the Office of National Assessments in Canberra, a decent chunk of the growing pile looked like rubbish. In their offices on the top floor of the drab ASIO building, ONA experts found much of the US material worthy only of the delete button or the classified waste chute to the truck-sized shredder in the basement.
Australian spooks aren't much like the spies in the James Bond movies. Not many drink vodka martinis. But most are smart - certainly smart enough to understand how US intelligence on Iraq was badly skewed by political pressure, worst-case analysis and a stream of garbage-grade intelligence concocted by Iraqis desperate for US intervention in Iraq.
It wasn't just the Australians who were mystified by the accumulating US trash. The French, Germans and Russians had long before refused to be persuaded by Washington's line. British intelligence agencies were still inclined to take a more conservative position. And the chief weapons inspector, Hans Blix, even went so far as to say during a late April interview that "much of the intelligence on which the capitals built their case seemed to have been shaky".
So it was no surprise in some of the more mysterious corridors of Canberra last week when news broke about the CIA investigation into the US intelligence failure over Iraq. In fact, there was probably some relief, given the importance to Australian security of having the US intelligence system work properly.
After all, the Australia-US intelligence relationship is supposed to be one of the main reasons for the broader alliance between the two countries...."