What a howl: Powell goes "we got fooled by bad intel" :
Saturday, April 3, 2004
(CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Friday some of his dramatic testimony to the U.N. Security Council weeks before the Iraq war was based on "flawed sources" and appeared not to be "solid."
... knowing full well they they BUILT the Bad Intel Lab (aka Office of Special Plans) themselves:
"after September 11 terrorist attacks, Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith started cooking intelligence to meet the needs of the radically new foreign and military policy that included regime change in Iraq as its top priority.
To bolster the Iraq war party, they needed intelligence that would persuade the U.S. public and policymakers that Saddam HusseinвЂ™s regime should be one of the first targets of the war on terrorism. Convinced that the CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), and the State Department would not provide them with type of alarmist threat assessments necessary to justify a preventive war, they created their own tightly controlled intelligence operation at the top levels of the Pentagon bureaucracy.
The day after the September 11 attacks Wolfowitz authorized the creation of an informal team focused on ferreting out damaging intelligence about Iraq. This loosely organized team soon became the Office of Special Plans (OSP)"
The real fools are the 49% of red state voters that are bound to vote for these cretins come hell or high water (and lets not mention taxes shall we?)