Intelligence vs. evidence

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

01/22/07

You’ll recall that we had scads of intelligence coming at us, including on the front page of the New York Times, such that even most war opponents — present company excluded — conceded that Saddam undoubtedly did have ‘weapons of mass destruction,’ but that, for other reasons, we ought to at least delay attacking him. There was, however, as some of us pointed out at the time, no hard evidence of Iraq’s fabled WMD. Like tales of the Yeti and the Loch Ness monster, breathless stories of the Saddam Bomb, ubiquitous since the early 1990s, turned out to be utterly false, imaginative narratives spun by Ahmed Chalabi and his fellow ‘heroes in error,’ with a little help from Judith Miller. I suppose it takes a libertarian to fully appreciate the irony of how American taxpayers paid for their own deception. Once again, we are seeing the victory of ‘intelligence’ over solid evidence, this time in the run-up to war with Iran...

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