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Ahmad Chalabi and the Iraqi WMD claims in 2003

Ahmad Chalabi was an Iraqi politician who left Iraq and made up all kinds of stories about Iraq having hidden weapons programs, mobile biological weapon units, and much more.

Here is a great article about Ahmed Chalabi  at the Gaurdian:

The pariah who could become Iraq’s next prime minister

Wikipedia entry fro Ahmad Chaladi

Judith Miller seeks to retire ‘false narratives’ about her Iraq coverage

Ten years after leaving The New York Times in the wake of discredited reporting, journalist Judith Miller is seeking to “retire” the “false narrative” that the Bush administration fabricated intelligence about Iraq’s “Weapons of Mass Destruction.”
“There was no shortage of mistakes about Iraq, and I made my share of them,” Miller wrote inan op/ed for the Wall Street Journal published on Friday. “The newsworthy claims of some of my prewar WMD stories were wrong. But so is the enduring, pernicious accusation that the Bush administration fabricated WMD intelligence to take the country to war.”
“Before the 2003 invasion, President Bush and other senior officials cited the intelligence community’s incorrect conclusions about Saddam’s WMD capabilities and, on occasion, went beyond them,” she continued. “But relying on the mistakes of others and errors of judgment are not the same as lying.”
In 2002 and 2003, Miller wrote a series of exclusive articles suggesting that Saddam Hussein had or was acquiring WMDs, based largely on now-discredited information provided by the Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi. Those reports, which played a part in building the case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, were later deemed inaccurate by the Times. (Miller did not mention Chalabi in Friday’s editorial.) Miller joined Fox News as a contributor in 2008.
In the Journal editorial, Miller also rejected the assertion that information she published in the Times about the Iraq weapons program came from the Bush administration.
“No senior official spoon-fed me a line about WMD. That would have been so much easier than uncovering classified information that officials can be jailed for disclosing,” she wrote. “My sources were the same counterterrorism, arms-control and Middle East analysts on whom I had relied for my stories about Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda’s growing threat to America—a series published eight months before 9/11 for which the Times staff, including me, won a Pulitzer.”
“Another enduring misconception is that intelligence analysts were ‘pressured’ into altering their estimates to suit the policy makers’ push to war,” Miller continued. “Although a few former officials complained about such pressure, several thorough, bipartisan inquiries found no evidence of it.”
Miller’s editorial is timed to the launch of her new book, “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey,” which will be published on April 7.

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About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

One comment on “Ahmad Chalabi and the Iraqi WMD claims in 2003

  1. Ian Bach
    April 4, 2015

    Reblogged this on How to Fight ISIS Online.

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