Looks like Bush and company just got lucky. An investigative report by the Senate on the war has concluded that the intelligence supplied to Bush & Co. was flawed.
The Bush administration’s justification for war against Iraq was based on false and exaggerated intelligence about Baghdad’s weapons of mass destruction and its links to al-Qaeda, a scathing U.S. Senate investigative report concludes. - The Globe and Mail (A Canadian newspaper)
“Congress would not have authorized that war if we knew what we know now. Mistakes leading up to the war in Iraq rank among the most devastating losses and intelligence failures in the history of the nation.” - Senator John Rockefeller
But the question remains, was pressure put on CIA and other intelligence agencies by Bush to exaggerate evidence? A significant amount of pages were blacked out by the CIA, but that is not conclusive.
But what I don’t understand is that Bush is not even taking advantage of this report. After the report came out he said at a rally:
We removed a declared enemy of America, who had the capability of producing weapons of mass destruction, and could have passed that capability to terrorists bent on acquiring them. - George W. Bush
Why would he continue to push these points when it was just reported that the information leading to these conclusions was extremely flawed!
Just throwing it out there.