Feith-Based Intelligence


Here's a quote to anger up the blood:

"This was not 'alternative intelligence assessment'. It was from the start a criticism of the consensus of the intelligence community, and in presenting it I was not endorsing its substance."

That's former undersecretary of defense Douglas J. Feith on his Pentagon report detailing a "mature symbiotic relationship" between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda. Feith now refuses to endorse the substance of the pre-war intelligence that helped persuade Americans to go to war - and now claims he wasn't even defending the substance at the time! Maybe he could have been clearer back in 2003. Or maybe he's liar and a fraud.