Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Syria Intelligence Being Manipulated EVEN MORE than in Iraq War

White House – Not U.S. Intelligence Agencies – Prepared Report about Syrian Chemical Weapons

Washington’s Blog
September 10, 2013

The Obama administration is manipulating intelligence about Syria in exactly the same ways that the Bush administration did to justify the Iraq war.

Credit: U.S. Army
Credit: U.S. Army

Specifically, the Obama administration is copying Bush’s playbook of trying to kick UN weapons inspectors out of the target country so they can’t finish their investigation.

The Bush administration also famously “stove piped” information from the war hawks directly to the president – cutting out the normal vetting process by intelligence agencies.

Likewise, IPS reports today:

Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30did not represent an intelligence community assessment, an IPS analysis and interviews with former intelligence officials reveals.

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