3,293. 1/15/2002

“…in January of 2002, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz actually directed the under secretary of Defense for Policy, Douglas Feith, to set up an operation within his office that would serve as a de facto intelligence unit, independent of the CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies, to prove an Iraq-Al Qaeda relationship. The fact that this new operation, a small unit that came to be known as the ‘Iraqi intelligence cell,’ was beyond the legislative scope of Feith’s office, and intelligence analysis was being made by people like Feith, a neoconservative ideologue, who had no intelligence training at all, was apparently irrelevant to Wolfowitz. What Wolfowitz…was getting was a literally rogue gang of war hawks who…could always be counted upon to manipulate the evidence in a light most supportive of an invasion of Iraq.” [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Vincent Bugliosi, The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder, Page 295

Categorised in:

Comments are closed here.