Today, the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on the intelligence that was used to build a case for war against Iraq.
The report is in many ways the most damaging and scathing possible for the United States, while at the same time shameful for its lack of courage to tackle the heart of the matter: the Bush Administration.
The report rightly concludes this false evidence presented to Congress swayed many to vote in favour of war, which they would not have done otherwise. Think about the implications of that, because it strikes, in the most serious way, at the very concept of democratic government.
It's shameful in that it defers to investigate the role of the White House in pressuring the intelligence service (to massage the facts to suit their ideological purposes) until after the Presidential election November.
Who needs Michael Moore?
"Today we know [pre-war] assessments were wrong," Mr. Roberts said. "... They were also unreasonable and unsupported."
-Sen. Pat Roberts (GOP)
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