Wednesday, January 04, 2006

They Didn't Lie About Iraqi Intelligence...

...but they also didn't tell us everything they knew.

From James Risen's new book, as excerpted in Time:
Risen devotes a chapter to Sawsan Alhaddad, an Iraqi American recruited by the
CIA as part of a "Hail Mary" prewar effort to gain intelligence on Saddam
Hussein's weapons program by tapping the relatives of Iraqi scientists. Alhaddad
was one of at least 30 Iraqi expatriates who risked their lives to travel to
Iraq to ask their relatives about Saddam's arsenal. According to Risen, all of
them reported that Iraq had abandoned its WMD program--but the CIA never
informed the White House.

That would have been nice to know, eh?


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