Report: Iraq intelligence 'dead wrong'

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    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The U.S. intelligence community was "simply wrong" in its assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities before the U.S. invasion, a presidential commission said Thursday

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/03/31/intel.report/index.html

    Just wanted your thoughts on this as it's coming directly from your own government...
     
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    Did it take hundreds of thousands of dollars for the commission to come up with that? Wow...

    What 'esle' did the report say? What were/are we doing CORRECTLY?

    Always painting a bad picture...yeah..
     
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    Oh, well. Shit happens! :laugh:
     
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    what about the other countries inteligence aganecies, germany, france england etc... that said they had wmds? what about the us inteligence agencies under clinton that said the had them? why no mention of them? hey didn't clinton appoint the idiot that ran the inteligence agency that said they had wmds? :poke:
     
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    what is funny is he is from england and the might english MI6 or whatever published reports that they had wmds as well
     
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    Note how none of those countries have investigated their intelligence and published a public report saying, "hey, we were wrong". They never admit it when they are wrong. Our county's policies are so out in the open we set ourselves up for ridicule. But what they hey, I sleep better knowing that we are continually self-evaluating ourselves. There is nothing wrong with a little constructive criticism!
     
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    blair admitted to parliment that their inteligence was wrong and a report was written.....

    the french on the other hand still think they recaptured paris from the germans
     
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    I think it's been said that everyone knew the intelligence was fundamentally flawed - I'm not sure what this report adds. Intelligence agencies are there to report whatever is politically expedient at the time - that's why they're not independent, and their leading figures are appointed by politicians.

    Saying "shit happens" when tens of thousands of people are dead as a direct result of this "evidence" is just crass.
     
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    I'm not english...as for France did they publish reports that Irak had Weapons of mass destructions? I don't remember ever hearing about one...
    But yeah, there were other reasons like you guys are saying for going to Irak...It's just a shame that the principle reason for the war is based on false evidence...but hey they needed a proper reason, to scare the public into allowing it to go through...
     
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    the principal reason for war was the implimentation of serious consiquense based on 18 UN resolutions over the past 10 years .... the press said the reason was wmds
     

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