A front-page story in Sunday's Washington Post took National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to task for her handling of intelligence used to justify Bush's decision to attack Iraq. The article raises serios questions about Rice's honesty, competence, or both.
She has been made to appear out of the loop by colleagues' claims that she did not read or recall vital pieces of intelligence. And she has made statements about U.S. intelligence on Iraq that have been contradicted by facts that later emerged.
The remarks by Rice and her associates raise two uncomfortable possibilities for the national security adviser. Either she missed or overlooked numerous warnings from intelligence agencies seeking to put caveats on claims about Iraq's nuclear weapons program, or she made public claims that she knew to be false. [Emphasis added]
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(via The Left Coaster)