Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Bush Lied People Died?

Of all the pre-war intelligence information that was faulty none got more press that the 16 fateful words in the Presidents 2003 State Of the Union Address. Joseph Wilson made a media career out of a report supposedly debunking the claim that Iraq had tried to buy yellowcake uranuim from Niger. But now it turns out that the intelligence may have been some of the most acurate available. Balloon Juice has the goods:
The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.