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More Inconvenient Truths

No shortage of them lately, it seems, and not just regarding the state of global climate change.

US administration officials chose to ignore a CIA officer’s warnings that an Iraqi defector’s claims of purported biological labs made by Iraq for germ warfare were unproven.


The article is a bit more descriptive, of course. Go read the whole thing. Here’s a snippet.

Sunday’s edition of The Washington Post quoted veteran CIA officer Tyler Drumheller who, it said, “recognized the source, an Iraqi defector suspected of being mentally unstable and a liar.

“The CIA officer took his pen,” he recounted in an interview, “and crossed out the whole paragraph” in a statement to be presented by then secretary of state Colin Powell to the United Nations.

“A few days later, the lines were back in the speech. Powell stood before the UN Security Council on February 5 (2003) and said: ‘We have first-hand descriptions of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails.’”

Funny how so-called conservatives can bitch so much about accountability and blow tens of millions of dollars on the Clenis, but 2,500+ dead soldiers and 50,000+ dead Iraqi (mostly) civilians don’t seem to count for anything.

So when do we demand accountability? Now?

Now?

How about now?