Monthly Archives: September 2004

Bad intelligence

Sean Hackbarth calls it “the biggest intelligence failure in U.S. history.” I’d like to add that many more people were fooled; there was generally agreement that something unwholesome was afoot with regard to Iraqi weapons programs. There has been speculation that it was the French who planted the information that led to this conclusion; I don’t quite believe this, but it’s plausible. However, that’s neither here nor there.
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