Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Bush Knew Niger Claims Were False When He Leaked Them

Bush Knew Niger Claims Were False When He Leaked Them:
" In an interview with The Times in 2004, a senior intelligence official involved in drafting the estimate said the uranium allegations were excluded from the key judgments because the drafters knew there were serious doubts about their accuracy.

As a result, the official said, the drafters cast the uranium allegations as a minor element in the overall assessment of Iraq's nuclear capabilities. The assertion that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium was mentioned on the bottom of Page 24 of the 90-page document. The drafters also noted, in an annex attached to the end of the document, that State Department intelligence officials considered the uranium allegation 'highly dubious.'"
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