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Old 03-24-2013, 03:44 PM   #316
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Originally Posted by patteeu View Post
Perfect. Thank you.

Neither of these two specific items means what you think they mean. You've experienced a logic failure.



No, this doesn't mean that the Administration knew Iraq did not have yellow cake. First of all, the allegation was that they were trying to get yellow cake, not that they actually had it. Second, the Joe Wilson input is just one of multiple inputs to the intelligence picture. Other inputs indicated that Iraq did indeed attempt to get yellow cake.

The statement of the administration wasn't that Joe Wilson had confirmed an Iraqi attempt to get yellow cake (which could have been a lie), it was that British Intelligence had indicated that Iraq was attempting to get yellow cake. Not only is that not misleading, it's literally true. The Butler Report which resulted from a British investigation into pre-war intelligence concluded that the Bush administration's statement on yellow cake was "well founded".



Again, your source is cherry picking individual intelligence inputs without looking at the broad picture of intelligence from which final assessments are drawn.



Is this a serious question? No one argues that the administration was an open book when it came intelligence, nor should they have been. Governments keep secrets for national security purposes. Is this news to you?
So you got nothing? Your own spin doesn't count.
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