Monday, March 15, 2004

Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld Make Things Up

Arizona Daily Star
CIA Director George Tenet told the Senate Armed Services Committee that on a few occasions he told administration officials that they had misconstrued intelligence data. This was data that led to the conclusion Saddam Hussein had amassed vast stores of biological and chemical weapons.

Tenet told senators: "When I believed that someone was misconstruing intelligence, I said something about it."

Tenet said he corrected Vice President Dick Cheney and President George Bush. When the president noted in his 2002 State of the Union address that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Africa, Tenet said he objected. When Cheney declared that trailers discovered in Iraq were used to make biological weapons and thus proved the existence of weapons of mass destruction, Tenet said he told Cheney there was "no consensus" that it was true. Analysts at the Defense Intelligence Agency argued the trailers were used to produce hydrogen.

Evidently, Cheney and Bush didn't exactly take Tenet's message to heart. To this day, Cheney claims there is evidence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld agrees. So there seems to have been something sort of lost in translation.

Or maybe they're just making it up. That's right, hundreds of brave young Americans and thousands of Iraqis have died because of something the Bush Administration has been MAKING UP.

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