During his Senate confirmation hearing for the top post at the CIA, Gen. Michael Hayden allowed that he “wasn’t comfortable” with the way the White House sold the Iraq war based on dubious intelligence.
It was the worst intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor, but all we get is a measly “no sir, I wasn’t comfortable” from the would-be CIA chief about the White House’s trumping up of intelligence to sell the Iraq war.
Yeah, that ought to about heal all our nation’s wounds….
Crooks and Liars:
On CNN this morning:
[Sen.] Levin: While the intelligence community was consistently dubious about links between Iraq and al-Qaeda, Mr Feith produced an alternative analysis asserting that there was a strong connection. Were you comfortable with Mr. Feith’s office approach to intelligence analysis?
Hayden: No sir, I wasn’t. I wasn’t aware of a lot of the activity going on when it was contemporaneous with the running up to the war, but… no sir, I wasn’t comfortable.