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Friday, November 25, 2005



Democrat Norm Dicks spouts off about Iraq:

But Dicks says the intelligence was "doctored."

Development of the pre-war "intelligence" on Iraq has been examined carefully. There is no evidence that anyone "doctored" the assessments:

Contrary to what some defenders of the Intelligence Community have since asserted, these errors were not the result of a few harried months in 2002. Most of the fundamental errors were made and communicated to policymakers well before the now-infamous NIE of October 2002, and were not corrected in the months between the NIE and the start of the war.
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Finally, we closely examined the possibility that intelligence analysts were pressured by policymakers to change their judgments about Iraq's nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons programs. The analysts who worked Iraqi weapons issues universally agreed that in no instance did political pressure cause them to skew or alter any of their analytical judgments.

Where's your evidence that it was "doctored," Norm?

Put up or shut up.


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