7,234. 6/5/2008

“On June 5, 2008, the Senate Intelligence Committee published its ‘Phase II Prewar Intelligence Report’ detailing its findings on the [Bush] administration’s handling of prewar intelligence [for Iraq]. The report confirms what many already suspected–that the Bush White House exaggerated evidence against Saddam Hussein and Iraq’s possession of weapons of mass destruction. ‘In making the case for war,’ declared Intelligence Committee Chairman Senator Jay Rockefeller [D-WV] upon the report’s release, ‘the administration repeatedly presented intelligence as fact when in reality it was unsubstantiated, contradicted, or even nonexistent. As a result, the American people were led to believe that the threat from Iraq was much greater than actually existed.’ ”

 – Eugene Jarecki, The American Way of War, Pages 227-228

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