Washington and London governments embroiled in lies over Iraq
“The CIA and the U.S. and British governments are embroiled in contradictions over lies concerning the aggression against Iraq and are now publicly disputing the issue.”
By now it’s obvious that, despite White House protestations, the CIA did not tell Bush they believed Iraq was getting uranium from Niger. Instead, CIA said it was a factual statement that the Brits believed this was true, something the White House pressured them to do.
However, the CIA itself never believed that Iraq was doing this.
“CIA Director George J. Tenet successfully intervened with White House officials to have a reference to Iraq seeking uranium from Niger removed from a presidential speech last October, three months before a less specific reference to the same intelligence appeared in the State of the Union address, according to senior administration officials.”
Again we have the mysterious reference to “senior administration officials.” Who are they, and why are they leaking information damaging to Bush? Most unusual, especially for the Bushies, who pride themselves on lock step obedience. Sounds like there’s open warfare at high levels in the ruling class.
Meanwhile, in Britain, Tony Blair is in trouble.
“Tony Blair made a “fundamental mistake” when he claimed Iraq’s Saddam Hussein could deploy weapons of mass destruction in 45 minutes, according to the former head of UN weapons inspectors Hans Blix.
He added the government’s September dossier on Iraq weapons seemed “pretty far off the mark”
May Blair fall, and may Bush follow him. And yes, I think both events can and quite possibly will happen.