Friday, May 25, 2007

Report: Administration Was Warned of Iraq War Dangers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence agencies warned the Bush administration in early 2003 that invading Iraq could create internal conflict that would give Iran and al Qaeda new opportunities to expand their influence, according to an upcoming Senate report.

Officials familiar with the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation also say analysts warned against U.S. domination in the region, which could increase extremist recruiting.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the report's declassification is not finished. It could be made public as soon as this week.

The committee also found that the warnings predicting what would happen after the U.S.-led invasion were circulated widely in government, including to the Defense Department and the Office of the Vice President. It wasn't clear whether President Bush was briefed.

Asked to comment on Wednesday evening, the White House's National Security Council did not directly respond to the report's findings that intelligence analysts predicted many of the troubles ahead in Iraq before the invasion.

The Bush administration can't even plead ignorance when trying to explain why the hell they choose to invade Iraq and create this never ending quagmire! They have no rational defense for this or any of the completely innane decisions they've made since then. There is good news though, they've finally admitted that there is a civil war in Iraq---whoopdeedo!! It only took what a year and a half, two years of Iraqis killing each other in droves for our esteemed administration to recognize/admit what everybody else with even half a brain has known and been saying throughout the carnage. Of course in fairness, most of us don't live in the President's fantasy world where we believe something's only true if we deign to acknowledge it!


Anonymous raven said...

And yet we keep giving the raving lunatic more blank checks for this damn war. When will the Dems stand up to Bush and put an end to this war????????

5/26/2007 12:41 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Raven, You're absolutely right and I was thinking about writing my next post on the unwillingness of the Democratic party to take a damn stand and have the courage of their convictions, instead of worrying endlessly about political consequences and what's good for their careers! Thanks for the comment.

5/26/2007 3:33 PM  
Blogger LET'S TALK said...

It appears this President has his hidden agenda when it comes to Iraq.

Thanks to those running the House and Senate in 02, this nut can now do as he pleases.... now we do not really need to know what that is, unless we are willing to impeach this man.

5/28/2007 8:22 PM  
Blogger Leo said...

Yeah, unfortunately I think you're right, let's talk. I would love to see him impeached as it is completely justifiable, but the dems. in Congress don't have the guts to even try. Thanks for the comment.

5/29/2007 1:23 AM  

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