Liberal Grace

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Once again, Bush counting on Americans' inattentiveness.

CIA says there's no proof Iran has WMDs. Once again, this report will be ignored and forgotten.

Read this article about the CIA's findings on Iran's nuke program:
'No proof' of Iran nuclear arms

The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has not found conclusive evidence that Iran is developing nuclear weapons, a US magazine has reported.

Veteran investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, writing in The New Yorker, cites a secret CIA report based on intelligence such as satellite images.

Correspondents say the alleged document appears to challenge Washington's views regarding Iranian nuclear intentions.

The article says the White House was dismissive about the CIA report.
Here is the original New Yorker article

This line jumps out:

A current senior intelligence official confirmed the existence of the C.I.A. analysis, and told me that the White House had been hostile to it.
Remind you of anything?

It reminds me of a CIA report in October 2002, prior to the Iraq invasion, stating that the CIA didn't believe Saddam was an imminent threat (unless, of course, we attacked him first!)
Analysts Discount Attack by Iraq

Unprovoked by a U.S. military campaign, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is unlikely to initiate a chemical or biological attack against the United States, intelligence agencies concluded in a classified report given to select senators last week.

Remember that story? Probably not.

It ran for about two days and was forgotten. The Bush administration then proceeded as if the report never happened.

But don't let them get away with it this time. Remember this CIA report and demand that the Bush Administration come up with solid proof that Iran is an imminent threat before we blunder into Iran the way Bush blundered us into Iraq.

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