Bush busted on more lies

French told CIA of bogus intelligence

The foreign spy service warned the U.S. various times before the war that there was no proof Iraq sought uranium from Niger, ex-officials say.

More than a year before President Bush declared in his 2003 State of the Union speech that Iraq had tried to buy nuclear weapons material in Africa, the French spy service began repeatedly warning the CIA in secret communications that there was no evidence to support the allegation.

The repeated warnings from France’s Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure did not prevent the Bush administration from making the case aggressively that Saddam Hussein was seeking nuclear weapons materials.

It was not the first time a foreign government tried to warn U.S. officials off of dubious prewar intelligence.

And it was not the first time the Bushies ignored the truth, and just made shit up as their jusatification for war.

In the notorious "Curveball" case, an Iraqi who defected to Germany claimed to have knowledge of Iraqi biological weapons. Bush and other U.S. officials repeatedly cited Curveball’s claims even as German intelligence officials argued that he was unstable and might be a fabricator.

An unstable fabricator? Was the German official referring to Dubya?

  • john cook

    Bush and the use of faith to hide actions/crimes

    ‘ll not talk about the FACT that many of Bush’s actions (he is the commander and chief NOT Cheney) ARE not-christian. And hiding behind some values that support torture and putting children in “terrorist’s” jails does not align w/ ANY Christain actions that I know of…

    SOOO why aren’t people willing to say the obvious (SINCE HE HIDES BEHIDE HIS FAITH.)…

    That George Bush supports anti-christain policies? Growing you a preacher’s kid in the Methodist Church (same as Bush)… this is a bogus and nasty way to work…

    PS: PLEASE ask your minister’s and reporters how can torture be christain and why they are not willing to say SOOOO…

    Bush/Cheney support anti-christain Torture

    Guantanamo Kuwaitis back home
    Friday 04 November 2005, 17:46 Makka Time, 14:46 GMT
    Five Kuwaitis held at the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay have returned home after more than three years in captivity, state officials say.

    The men were among a dozen Kuwaitis held at the US military base since the 2001 US-led war in Afghanistan.

    “The five arrived very late at night, after midnight,” the ministry official, who declined to be named, told Reuters. “I saw all five, they look like they came out of a jungle; their hair and nails are long and dirty, they looked miserable,” said Waleed al-Zamel, whose brother Adel, 42, is among the five.

    “We did not recognise him… He used to be a fun-loving person full of joy, now I saw someone who looks like a wild man. He keeps looking left and right, and he spaces out. He looks like he doesn’t know if he is happy or sad,” he told Reuters. Hussein al-Ajmi said his brother Abdullah had told him about bad treatment at Guantanamo.

    “All forms of psychological war was waged on them. They were put in small cells and their religion was insulted,” he said. The Pentagon has said the men’s transfer came after a US military review that examines each case on its own. It said a total of 252 detainees have left Guantanamo since it opened in January 2002 and that approximately 500 remained.

    Khaled al-Odah, chairman of the Families of Kuwaiti Detainees at Guantanamo committee, said Kuwait will hold talks with US officials to free the remaining six Kuwaitis, who include Odah’s son, Fawzi, 27, a religious studies teacher.

    He was arrested in Pakistan near the Afghan border in 2001.”It’s difficult to speculate on when they will be released, but the general atmosphere points to relief,” Odah told Reuters.

    One former Kuwaiti detainee, Nasser al-Mutairi, was released from Guantanamo last January.
    He was later tried and acquitted by a local court of charges that included joining al-Qaida and fighting a friendly nation, a reference to the United States.

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