The Carnegie Endowment has released a report on the politicization of intelligence in the runup to the Iraq war:
According to the report, the absence of any imminent threat from Saddam Hussein's chemical or nuclear programmes was "knowable" before the war. There was greater uncertainty over biological weapons but
no evidence strong enough to justify war.
Joseph Cirincione, lead author of the Carnegie report, said: "This is the first thorough review of the intelligence threat assessments, administration statements, findings of UN inspectors and nine months of US searches in Iraq. It shows the threat assessment process is broken. The NIE was wildly off the mark."
:: posted by buermann @ 2004-01-08 13:29:23 CST |