Friday, September 30, 2011

The Problem Was Not "Faulty Intelligence"

Throughout his interview with UNSCOM, a U.N. special commission,Hussein Kamel reiterated his main point - that nothing was left. "All chemical weapons were destroyed," he said. "I ordered destruction of all chemical weapons. All weapons - biological, chemical, missile, nuclear - were destroyed."

Nevertheless, the administration continued to selectively use Kamel's disclosures to bolster its case that Iraq had hidden stockpiles of banned weapons.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This misleading selectivity of info is part of the human condition not any different in diplomacy. We do it everyday in our own lives. At the time, there was Israeli documentation of hundreds of trucks hauling Iraqi materiel to Syria presumably for hiding. Israel was counseling, then as now,that Iran is the dangerous enemy. My recollection is that they considered the second invasion of Iraq as relatively pointless.