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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:32 AM
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NYT: CIA Admits It Didn't Give Weapon Data to the U.N.
INTELLIGENCE
C.I.A. Admits It Didn't Give Weapon Data to the U.N.
By DOUGLAS JEHL and DAVID E. SANGER

Published: February 21, 2004


WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 The Central Intelligence Agency has acknowledged that it did not provide the United Nations with information about 21 of the 105 sites in Iraq singled out by American intelligence before the war as the most highly suspected of housing illicit weapons.

The acknowledgment, in a Jan. 20 letter to Senator Carl Levin, Democrat of Michigan, contradicts public statements before the war by top Bush administration officials.

Both George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, and Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser, said the United States had briefed United Nations inspectors on all of the sites identified as "high value and moderate value" in the weapons hunt.

The contradiction is significant because Congressional opponents of the war were arguing a year ago that the United Nations inspectors should be given more time to complete their search before the United States and its allies began the invasion. The White House, bolstered by Mr. Tenet, insisted that it was fully cooperating with the inspectors, and at daily briefings the White House issued assurances that the administration was providing the inspectors with the best information possible....


http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/21/politics/21WEAP.html

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Nicholas D Wolfwood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 08:10 AM
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1. It didn't provide the evidence...
...because we knew it would quickly be proven to be bullshit.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 08:35 AM
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2. New crimes uncovered each week
When will Americans wake up and demand the removal of this criminal regime.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 08:54 AM
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3. UN Resolution 1441 #10-The US wrote it "Requests all Member States..."
http://usinfo.state.gov/topical/pol/terror/02110803.htm

10. Requests all Member States to give full support to UNMOVIC and the IAEA in the discharge of their mandates, including by providing any information related to prohibited programmes or other aspects of their mandates, including on Iraqi attempts since 1998 to acquire prohibited items, and by reCommending sites to be inspected, persons to be interviewed, conditions of such interviews, and data to be collected, the results of which shall be reported to the Council by UNMOVIC and the IAEA;
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:00 AM
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4. "fully cooperating"...well...not REALLY
There is no credibility left to shred.
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:32 AM
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5. Even worse
In the typical pot calling kettle black fashion the excuse given I believe was mistrust of the UN and their incompetence in deciding the issue.

Everything is so antithetical that any news treatment that softpeddles or slides around the naked lies does not communicate the enormity of the crime or hypocrisy to the American people. They just get to sense it and then are given another unsubstantial catch phrase to define it.
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Merlin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:47 AM
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6. More of the same old shell game
It's 4 guys up on stage doing a song and dance. One of them tap dances for a while, then tips his hat and gestures with his cane to another who picks up the tune. Ya got yer Shrubby, yer Tenet, yer Cheyney and yer Rummy. Every now and then, along comes Powell running across the stage doing his sad clown routine.

Meantime the ushers are picking the pockets of everybody in the cheap seats.

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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:02 AM
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7. What a perfect parody
I wonder if the intent of the administration was to keep a few of those suspected sites from being inspected because they knew we were going to war anyway, and they were certain those sites would provide the proof of WMD's in Iraq. I'd love to see if a connection could be made between these sites listed and the intelligence Chalabi and his gang were providing.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:26 AM
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8. I see they're still trying to smear Tenet...
I bet Tenet wasn't involved in those discussions...that Rice was the primary point of contact for the U. S. to the UN.
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 05:35 PM
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18. Tenet lied at those hearings
neither he nor Condi have any business still working in government.

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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:36 AM
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9. This admin caught lying again...
Seems like George and everyone else connected to this admin have a tendency to lie and stretch the truth in most everything the do. It's time to boot these liars out of office.
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PaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:48 AM
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13. Boot them out?
they're WAY PAST DUE!
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never cry wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:45 AM
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10. They never wanted the inspections to succeed
Their worst case scenario would have been for the inspectors to find WMDs and start to get rid of them under the UN aegis. Then there would have been no way in hell they could have forwarded their plans for invasion and occupation.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:47 AM
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11. Australia's top intelligence person also says that George W. Bush
"exaggerated" the threat of WMD. Seems like every hour new lies are being exposed about the "reasons" we were told about the "decision" to take US to war with Iraq.

It's simple. George W. Bush and his administration lied and used OSP selective intelligence to bolster the lies IMO.

http://globalresearch.ca/articles/ALL402A.html
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:48 AM
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12. US in violation of 1441?
Post #3 by underpants:
UN Resolution 1441 #10

10. Requests all Member States to give full support to UNMOVIC and the IAEA in the discharge of their mandates, including by providing any information related to prohibited programmes or other aspects of their mandates, including on Iraqi attempts since 1998 to acquire prohibited items, and by reCommending sites to be inspected, persons to be interviewed, conditions of such interviews, and data to be collected, the results of which shall be reported to the Council by UNMOVIC and the IAEA;

Was the US in violation of 1441?? This resolution is frequently used by the bush*/republicans to justify the Republican invasion of Iraq!
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stopbush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:53 AM
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14. Ah, the bush weekend bad news dump continues!
Yesterday we had the Iraq caucuses scrubbed. Today, the revelation of yet another lie on Iraq. Funny how the letter to Carl Levin was received A MONTH ago, but the info has only made it to the public now...and on a Saturday at that. You almost get the feeling that the bushies don't want people to notice.
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 02:30 PM
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15. Soon we will be facing "lie fatigue".

Then the scant, one-shot press coverage of Bush lies that sporadically dribbles out will be relegated to the sunrise/sunset time table.

"Bush lied to incite war. The sun will rise at 6:41. Yawn."

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JoFerret Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 03:11 PM
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16. Condi Rice the liar
would have been a great headline for this little gem.
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buycitgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 03:17 PM
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17. isn't the point of this NOT that the CIA failed to give the data to the UN
but WHO decided that they shouldn't?

does anyone seriously think that Tenet acted, or didn't act, of his own volition here?

on a matter of such vital importance, it's pretty obvious that Tenet wouldn't have the authority to make such a monumental decision, right?
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 05:38 PM
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19. Tenet played along all the way
including lying in Levin's face.
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 06:00 PM
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20. my jaw...
....is getting sore from dropping to the floor several times a week at the lies and subterfuge.

We need new words to describe this cabal.
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