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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

More evidence that the Iraq war was based on a lie

many lies, in fact... consider this...
[F]or a short time the CIA had contact with a secret source at the highest levels within Saddam Hussein’s government, who gave them information far more accurate than what they believed.

Naji Sabri, Iraq’s foreign minister under Saddam revealed:
  • Saddam had no significant, active biological weapons program. Sabri was right. After the war, it became clear that there was no program.
  • Saddam desperately wanted a bomb, but would need much more time than [several months to a year]. Sabri was more accurate.
  • Iraq had stockpiled weapons and had "poison gas" left over from the first Gulf War. Both Sabri and the [CIA] were wrong.
but, once again, valuable, credible intelligence was blown off...
In the weeks following September 2002, after first contact with Sabri was made in New York, the agency kept much of his information concealed within its ranks. Sabri would have been a potential gold mine of information, according to NBC News analyst retired Gen. Wayne Downing.

"I think it’s very significant that the CIA would have someone who could tell them what’s on the dictator’s mind," says Downing.

But, intelligence sources say, the CIA relationship with Sabri ended when the CIA, hoping for a public relations coup, pressured him to defect to the U.S. The U.S. hoped Sabri would leave Iraq and publicly renounce Saddam. He repeatedly refused, sources say, and contact was broken off.

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