“I will agree with Powell on the fact that our country was deliberately given false intelligence about WMD”
Hi DOC. Powell chose to use all of the bad information in the all nighters he pulled with the State Dept. & Tenet before the U.N. speech. It was ultimately his decision on what to use.
Here is some legit intel:
False and Flawed Logic (anthrax & Ivins)
The Ravens Pestilence
Shortly before the first anthrax attack letters were made public, a newspaper owned by Uday Hussein, son of Saddam Hussein, ran a long front page rant. Buried deeply and near the bottom of the page was a quote. It said, The Ravens Pestilence Is Harassing The Motherland, But At Last, Pestilence Comes To The Ravens Nest, it also went on to say At First, The Virus Will Be Susceptible To Anti-biotic. This, according to Richard Spertzel, the former head of the biological weapons section of UNSCOM, and who was a member of the Iraq Survey Group, was more than a mere coincidence. It was a clue.
The definition of pestilence in the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word as a contagious or infectious epidemic disease that is virulent and devastating, or something that is destructive or pernicious. Although anthrax is not infectious disease as in being spread from human to human contact, Mr. Spertzel believed it was a reference to the anthrax attacks.
Today, the FBI released some of the circumstantial evidence they built against Mr. Ivins. I asked Mr. Spertzel if it changed his views in any way. Nope, he said. there are not any details and you cant make anything out of it referring to the selectively released documents, some with partial information only, like the emails.
Mr. Spertzel thought it was ridiculous that Ivins was being accused of making the weapons grade (weaponized) anthrax. It is impossible for any one person, to have made the weapons grade anthrax, at least without anyone else knowing about it, or being part of it.
I have always believed that the anthrax attacks were from Iraq. So I asked Mr. Spertzel what he thought and he believes the weapons grade anthrax itself was a product of a joint venture between Syria and Iraq, noting the agreement between the two countries for the development of chemical and biological weapons starting in 1994, as he testified to before the U.S. Congress.
The 2001 anthrax attacks had all of the hallmarks of Iraqi intelligence operation, it was the way they operated, Mr. Spertzel said..