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