The FBI has reopened an inquiry into one of the most intriguing aspects of the pre-Iraq war intelligence fiasco: how the Bush administration came to rely on forged documents linking Iraq to nuclear weapons materials as part of its justification for the invasion.
‘Intriguing?’ The US went to war based on lies, thousands are dead and a country is in ruins. ‘Intriguing’ is not the word I would use to describe how this happened.
The FBI’s decision to reopen the investigation reverses the agency’s announcement last month that it had finished a two-year inquiry and concluded that the forgeries were part of a moneymaking scheme — and not an effort to manipulate U.S. foreign policy.
Oh please, this is just more attempted spin from the neocons, aided and abetted by the FBI. The poor little US was tricked, bamboozled it appears, by a sole confidence man looking for money, and that’s why the invasion happened. Uh, huh. I sure believe that, don’t you?