View Full Version : CIA Disputes Dubyas Iraq Terror Link Claims

2nd February 2003, 03:26 PM
The Bush Administration's efforts to build a case for war against Iraq using intelligence to link Iraq to al-Qaeda and the development of prohibited weapons has created friction within US intelligence agencies, Government officials said yesterday.

Some CIA analysts have complained that senior Administration officials have exaggerated the significance of some intelligence reports about Iraq - particularly about its possible links to terrorism - to strengthen their political argument for war, Government officials said.

At the FBI, some investigators said they were baffled by the Bush Administration's insistence on a solid link between Iraq and Osama bin Laden's network.

"We've been looking at this hard for more than a year and you know what, we just don't think it's there," a Government official said.


2nd February 2003, 04:15 PM
Originally posted by a_unique_person

""It's more than just scepticism," said an official, describing the feelings of some analysts in the intelligence agencies. "I think there is also a sense of disappointment with the community's leadership that they are not standing up for them at a time when the intelligence is obviously being politicised."

As is the war itself.
Of course, with their sources;) ,and connections;) , maybe Dubya, Daddy, and Dickie do know more that they're telling.;)