"An independent nonpartisan commission established by
U.S. President George W. Bush to examine that issue
reported last Thursday, after a year-long probe, that
the country's intelligence agencies did a terrible job.
In fact, they passed on unfounded data to the top levels
of the U.S. government.
Whether or not many nations agreed with the idea of
invading Iraq, they believed the United States had based
its momentous decision to go to war on reliable,
credible information. It is simply astounding to hear
that the country's intelligence agencies failed so
completely in their duty.
The allies who followed the U.S. lead and sent their
troops to Iraq must be shocked at the report's
There is now serious question about U.S. intelligence
capabilities, and the resulting analyses and judgments
that were made based on that wrong information"
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