national intell head Mike McConnel on Bush and Iraq intell

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    National Intel Director: Bush Admin. Manipulated Iraq Intel ‘Because They Didn’t Like The Answers’
    In Stephen Hayes’s upcoming biography on Dick Cheney, he writes that the current Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell appears to side with “those who believe that the administration manipulated intelligence on Iraq for political purposes before the 2003 invasion.”

    McConnell reportedly said he had “serious reservations” when asked by President Bush to become the DNI because of the Pentagon’s manipulation of intelligence in the lead up to the Iraq war. Today, Meet the Press host Tim Russert previewed the relevant portion of the book:

    McConnell was honored to be asked [to be DNI], but he had serious reservations. He had been unimpressed with many aspects of the Bush administration and its conduct of the war on terror, particularly what he felt was a politicized use of intelligence in the lead-up to the Iraq war. […]

    “My sense of it is their political faith and convictions influenced how they took information and interpreted [it], how they picked up and interpreted outside events. … I’ve read much more about the current set of players and they did set up a whole new interpretation because they didn’t like the answers. They’ve gotten results that in my view now have been disastrous,” [McConnell said].

    Watch it:
    http://thinkprogress.org/2007/07/22/mcconnell-pentagon/
     
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    n other words, it is his opinion, he has no facts to back it up. Or he would not use words like " My sense of it". Another person making money out of nothing.
     
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    So Mike McConnell, 29 years commissioned service...a career navy intelligence officer.. three stars... is just another yahoo with an opinion no more valuable than the retired gunny?

    When you go visit the doctor, do you think your opinion about your state of health is just as valuable as his?
     
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    How is he "making money out of it"?

    He doesn't have a book, an he is a current member of the bush adminstration.
     
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    Are all these current and former members of the Bush Administration just out to make a quick buck?

     
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    They will throw anyone under the Bus except Bush I guess.
     
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    This might be news if our politicians had a record of telling Americans the truth.
     

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