5,998. 7/7/2004

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq on July 7, 2004. “The unanimous 511-page report concluded that the intelligence put forth by the agency [CIA] to justify going to war was both unfounded and unreasonable. It painted a picture of a dysfunctional organization that continually rejected evidence that did not fit into its preconceived biases and that sometimes passed on flawed analysis based on dubious or discredited sources. It even found instances in which analysts may have misrepresented information by submitting reports that distorted the facts in order to strengthen their case that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear programs.”

 – James Bamford, A Pretext for War, Page 381

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