Sunday, November 06, 2005

Oh No! Mr. Bill! This Al Qaeda Prisoner Lied!

That's right Mr. Bill. A captured Al Qaeda leader lied about the organization's intentions and capabilities. But what he said fit with the story that President Sluggo wanted us to hear. The NYT reports on another piece of bogus intelligence that was used to take us to war:
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 — A top member of Al Qaeda in American custody was identified as a likely fabricator months before the Bush administration began to use his statements as the foundation for its claims that Iraq trained Al Qaeda members to use biological and chemical weapons, according to newly declassified portions of a Defense Intelligence Agency document.
The document, an intelligence report from February 2002, said it was probable that the prisoner, Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, “was intentionally misleading the debriefers’’ in making claims about Iraqi support for Al Qaeda’s work with illicit weapons.
Imagine that Scooter! A terrorist lied to his interrogators! But that didn't stop President Sluggo and those in the know from citing this evidence as a reason to go to war with Iraq:
Without mentioning him by name, President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Colin L. Powell, then secretary of state, and other administration officials repeatedly cited Mr. Libi’s information as “credible’’ evidence that Iraq was training Al Qaeda members in the use of explosives and illicit weapons.
Among the first and most prominent assertions was one by Mr. Bush, who said in a major speech in Cincinnati in October 2002 that “we’ve learned that Iraq has trained Al Qaeda members in bomb making and poisons and gases.’’


Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Sluggo? Is that supposed to be cute? Anyone with a semblance of an IQ could do better.

10:43 AM, November 06, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't you go and shoot all the repulblicans Jason? It's about as good an idea as youhave come up with.

10:47 AM, November 07, 2005  

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