Saturday, May 20, 2006

It's all Rumsfeld's fault after all

Here we go! According to General Michael Hayden: A special intelligence unit set up by the US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, before the invasion of Iraq selectively used intelligence to support the White House's claim of clear links between Saddam Hussein's regime and al-Qaeda.

Hayden's comment came during his confirmation hearing and was the first time a senior Bush Administration official has said intelligence was selectively used to support the view that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction and close links with al-Qaeda.

Asked by Senator Carl Levin, the committee's ranking Democrat, whether he felt comfortable with the approach to intelligence by Mr Rumsfeld's Office of Special Plans, General Hayden replied "No, sir, I wasn't … No sir, I wasn't comfortable."

I wonder if he feels more comfortable, now he’s shot himself in the foot?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dudley Doright here: the mounties are looking for you to play ass-pirate with them again.

Don't forget: I always get my man.