uranium forgery update
Sy Hersh has a lengthy analysis in the New Yorker about the forged Nigerian uranium papers ("Who Lied to Whom?"). In an echo of UN weapons inspectors in Iraq labeling American tips about possible WMD sites "garbage," one IAEA expressed shock over the fact that the CIA appeared to have been taken in by such an inept forgery:
One senior I.A.E.A. official went further. He told me, “These documents are so bad that I cannot imagine that they came from a serious intelligence agency. It depresses me, given the low quality of the documents, that it was not stopped. At the level it reached, I would have expected more checking.”
...and that's about the kindest comment in the story. Go read.
(via a comment thread at Daily Kos)