Sunday, November 20, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Ray McGovern: Corrupted Intelligence

The intellegence professionals are crawling out of the woodwork on the Bush furniture. Bit by bit the twisting of the facts to fit the policy is being exposed.

But where are the veteran intelligence people over here.
Brian Jones seems to have gone silent.

Just as well Whitehall has sprung so many leaks.

t r u t h o u t - Ray McGovern: Corrupted Intelligence: " Don't despair. We in VIPS have been hard at work on this issue since well before the war. Indeed, it was/is our raison d'ĂȘtre.

Where to look for the answers? Try the just published 'Neo-CONNED Again!' a collection of essays and interviews by and with VIPS and other professionals. My colleague Col. W. Patrick Lang, USA (ret) and I have authored chapters devoted specifically to how intelligence was corrupted to 'justify' an unjustifiable war - or, in the words of the Downing Street Minutes, how 'intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.'

Pat's article, 'Drinking the Kool-Aid: Making the Case for War with Compromised Integrity and Intelligence,' was originally published in the summer 2004 Middle East Policy Journal. Mine is titled 'Sham Dunk: Cooking Intelligence for the President.' The text is posted here.

But for a fuller picture on the Iraq misadventure, you may wish to obtain the book itself. For it also contains a wealth of insight from the likes of Robert Fisk, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Karen Kwiatkowski, Jeffrey Record, Tom Engelhardt, Sam Gardiner, Michael Ratner and many others."

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