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Iraq Deception

  • Bombshell: Chalabi & Top INC Official Are Spies for Iran; Op Inadvertently Paid for by Pentagon
    The US-backed Iraqi National Congress was actually a front for Iranian intelligence, which used the group to help bamboozle the US into invading Iraq and then to receive stolen US military secrets, some of it classified above top secret. Patrick...
    Posted Sat 05/22/2004
  • Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress (INC) Illegally Used State Dept. Money to Disseminate Propaganda In US
    From Newsweek (4/5/2004): Ahmad Chalabi has never paid much attention to rules. As an international financier, he was convicted in absentia in 1992 of embezzling millions from his own bank in Jordan. In the mid-'90s, the CIA tried to make...
    Posted Wed 04/14/2004
  • Iraqi National Congress (INC) List of News Items Using Their Propaganda
    List distributed by the Iraqi National Congress (INC) summarizing articles in major English-language news outlets worldwide (October 2001-May 2002) using propaganda information disseminated by their Information Collection Program (ICP). The goal of the ICP was to plant information (much of...
    Posted Wed 04/14/2004
  • Claim vs. Fact: Rice's 9/11 Testimony Dissected
    Claim vs. fact – a factual counterpoint to the testimony of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (aka the 9/11 Commission) on April 8, 2004. Written by David J. Sirota and Christy Harvey and...
    Posted Sat 04/10/2004
  • Full Transcript: Condoleezza Rice's Sworn Testimony Before the 9/11 Commission, 4/8/04
    The complete transcript of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's testimony before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, on April 8, 2004. Includes her prepared opening statement as well as the question-and-answer session that followed.
    Posted Sat 04/10/2004
  • Transcript: Richard Clarke on 60 Minutes, 3/21/04
    CBS has not posted an official, full transcript of Richard Clarke's explosive appearance on 60 Minutes. Here is an unofficial rush transcript. Leslie Stahl interviews Richard Clark Sixty Minutes March 21, 2004 LESLIE STAHL: ... and was held over by...
    Posted Tue 03/23/2004
  • Iraq Mortar Shells Did Not -- NOT -- Contain Chemical Weapons
    Repeated lab tests by Danish, American, and British experts have conclusively determined that mortar shells found by Danish troops on Jan. 10, 2004, do not contain any chemical warfare agents. Initial field tests on the shells showed positive for mustard...
    Posted Tue 01/20/2004
  • White House Source Confirms O'Neil Account on Iraq Invasion
    From ABC News: President Bush ordered the Pentagon to explore the possibility of a ground invasion of Iraq well before the United States was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001, an official told ABCNEWS, confirming the account former Treasury Secretary Paul...
    Posted Thu 01/15/2004
  • Bush Planned Iraq Invasion From Day 1 - Transcript of Paul O'Neil on 60 Minutes
    The official CBS transcript of the Paul O'Neil segment on 60 Minutes, which aired on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2004. In it, O'Neil (Bush's first Secretary of the Treasury) discusses the very first NSC meeting of the new Administration, 10 days...
    Posted Thu 01/15/2004
  • Liars' Case for War: Bush Admin Quotes on Iraq WMD, 2002-2003
    Lest we forget. A timeline in quotes (with full citations) as compiled by "Billmon" in May 2003 for his blog Whiskey Bar. Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction.Dick Cheney Speech to...
    Posted Mon 01/05/2004
  • Bush to America: 'So What's the Difference' If He Lied About Iraqi WMD?
    President Bush told ABC News in an interview for broadcast that whether or not Iraq had WMD was irrelevant to his Administration's justification for invading. "So what's the difference?" Bush said. "The possibility that he could acquire weapons. If he were to acquire weapons, he would be the danger." (Includes transcript excerpts from the interview.)
    Posted Mon 01/05/2004
  • Pentagon Tries to Shut Down Wash. Post Military Reporter in Meeting With Editors
    The Defense Department sent a letter of complaint to the Washington Post, then met with the paper's top editors in an effort to crack down on the paper's military reporter, Tom Ricks. It is unusual -- if not unprecedented --...
    Posted Fri 01/02/2004
  • Hussein's Capture Has Not Reduced US Deaths in Insurgency
    Knight Ridder reports that a review of recent attacks and interviews with US and Iraqi officials shows the pace of killing and maiming of American troops hasn't slowed since Saddam's Dec. 13 arrest. In the 14 days prior to Saddam's...
    Posted Fri 01/02/2004
  • Memo Shows INC Piped Raw Iraq 'Intel' Directly to Cheney & Office of Special Plans
    A memo obtained by Newsweek shows the Iraqi National Congress fed questionable intelligence reports about Iraqi WMD and purported ties to al-Qaida directly to one of Vice President Cheney's top national security aides, as well as to a senior member of the Office of Special Plans who formerly served as military adviser to Newt Gingrich. This completely bypassed all normal intelligence channels and vetting, contrary to Cheney denials on just this point. Cheney and OPS staffers later pushed that same INC info to bolster the case that Hussein's government posed a direct threat to America.
    Posted Fri 01/02/2004
  • MI6's 'Operation Mass Appeal' Planted Misinformation to Justify Iraq War
    From the London Sunday Times: The Secret Intelligence Service has run an operation to gain public support for sanctions and the use of military force in Iraq. The government yesterday confirmed that MI6 had organised Operation Mass Appeal, a campaign...
    Posted Tue 12/30/2003
  • Iraq Health Ministry Orders Stop to Counting of Civilian Dead; Numbers To Date Will Not Be Released
    Iraq's Health Ministry has ordered a halt to a count of civilians killed during the war and told its statistics department not to release figures compiled so far, the official who oversaw the count told The Associated Press on Wednesday....
    Posted Sat 12/20/2003
  • Bush Admin Told 75 Senators Iraqi WMD Could Hit US; False Info Given During Congressional Debate Influenced War Vote
    From Florida Today: US Sen. Bill Nelson said Monday [12/15/03] the Bush administration last year told him and other senators that Iraq not only had weapons of mass destruction, but they had the means to deliver them to East Coast...
    Posted Thu 12/18/2003
  • Richard Perle Publicly Admits Iraq Invasion Was Illegal
    Even as President Bush was in London defending the invasion of Iraq, senior defense policy adviser and key architect of Iraq policy Richard Perle told an audience there that "international law...required us to leave Saddam Hussein alone." Perle also strongly implied that other senior Administration officials knew full well that the invasion violated international law but that they simply didn't care.
    Posted Fri 11/21/2003
  • Even GW's ex-Sec. of the Army Says Admin Lied About Iraq
    An unprecedented array of United States intelligence professionals, diplomats and former Pentagon officials have gone on record to lambast the Bush Administration for its distortion of the case for war against Iraq. In their view, the very foundations of intelligence-gathering...
    Posted Thu 11/13/2003
  • Ambassador Wilson: 'What I Didn't Find in Iraq'
    The NY Times Op-Ed piece by former Ambassador Joseph Wilson that prompted the Bush Admin to illegally leak the name of his wife, an active deep-cover agent for the CIA working on WMD, in retribution.
    Posted Mon 07/07/2003
  • Powell on Pentagon Iraq Intel: 'This is bullshit.'
    As summarized by Agence France-Presse: "US News and World Report magazine said the first draft of the [Secretary of State's] speech [for the UN last February] was prepared for Powell by Vice President Richard Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, in late January. According to the report, the draft contained such questionable material that Powell lost his temper, throwing several pages in the air and declaring, 'I'm not reading this. This is bullshit.'
    Posted Sun 06/01/2003
  • Office of Special Plans: Rumsfeld's 'Cabal' Behind the Bush Admin Iraq Lies
    During the Reagan Admin, intelligence was distorted to make the public fear the Soviet threat all the more. Now, under Bush II, there is a self-described "Cabal" in the Pentagon which has been distorting intelligence to serve the purpose of an all-new "Evil Empire." Seymour Hersh exposes the Office of Special Plans.
    Posted Sat 05/31/2003
  • Rumsfeld Creates Office of Special Plans (Oct. 2002)
    The following article from 2002 reported on the creation of the Office of Special Plans, althought the office is not specifically named....
    Posted Sat 05/31/2003
  • Powell in Secret Transcript: US Intel on Iraq CBW Was 'At Best, Circumstantial'
    From The Guardian, 5/31/03: Jack Straw and his US counterpart, Colin Powell, privately expressed serious doubts about the quality of intelligence on Iraq's banned weapons programme at the very time they were publicly trumpeting it to get UN support for...
    Posted Sat 05/31/2003
  • Top Marine General: Admin 'Simply Wrong' About Iraq Chem Weapons
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence was "simply wrong" in leading military commanders to believe their troops were likely to be attacked with chemical weapons in the Iraq war, the top U.S. Marine general there said on Friday. But Lt. Gen....
    Posted Sat 05/31/2003
  • British Spy Chiefs Warned Blair About Bogus Iraq Intel
    From The Independent, June 1, 2003: UK intelligence chiefs warned claim that Iraq could activate banned weapons in 45 minutes came from unreliable defector. Tony Blair's sensational pre-war claim that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction "could be activated within 45...
    Posted Sat 05/31/2003
  • Aussie Spies Knew US Was Lying About Iraq WMD
    From the Sydney Morning Herald, May 31, 2003: Australia's spies knew the United States was lying about Iraq's WMD programme. So why didn't the Government choose to believe them? Andrew Wilkie writes. 'Intelligence" was how the Americans described the material...
    Posted Sat 05/31/2003
  • US Insiders Say Iraq Intel Deliberately Skewed
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A growing number of U.S. national security professionals are accusing the Bush administration of slanting the facts and hijacking the $30 billion intelligence apparatus to justify its rush to war in Iraq. A key target is a...
    Posted Sat 05/31/2003
  • Pentagon Claims Office of Special Plans Not Intended to Bypass CIA
    Pentagon officials tell Reuters that the Office of Special Plans was supposedly only meant to "relay Defense Department needs to the spy agencies," not bypass them or skew their findings. Whatever....
    Posted Thu 05/29/2003
  • Congress Calls on CIA to 'Reevaluate' Iraq Intel
    Amid charges of poor performance and even political manipulation of information, Congress has asked the CIA to "re-evaluate" the quality of US intelligence on weapons of mass destruction (WMD) in Iraq, and on that country's links with the al-Qaeda terrorist network.
    Posted Thu 05/29/2003
  • 'Go Massive': Iraq Invasion Ordered on Sept. 11, 2001
    Articles from 2 different news sources show that plans for invading Iraq were put into motion no earlier than the day the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked. The Observer [UK], 12/2/01: Secret US plan for Iraq war...
    Posted Sat 05/03/2003
  • NSA Order to Spy on UN Security Council Members Opposed to Iraq Invasion
    Full text of an NSA email obtained by the London Observer revealing a 2003 covert operation to conduct surveillance ops on the home and office communications of UN Security Council delegates from nations opposed to a US invasion of Iraq....
    Posted Mon 03/03/2003
  • George Bush I: Why We Didn't Remove Saddam
    "Why We Didn't Remove Saddam" George Bush [Sr.] and Brent Scowcroft Time Magazine (March 2, 1998) The end of effective Iraqi resistance came with a rapidity which surprised us all, and we were perhaps psychologically unprepared for the sudden transition...
    Posted Mon 05/06/2002

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