Sunday, April 09, 2006


According to the BBC, a company plans on offering free broadband service in the U.K. Of course, the devil is in the details, but it still makes me take notice.

Hussein Ali Kamal said: "Actually Iraq has been in an undeclared civil war for the past 12 months," he told the BBC's Arabic service. Not that we're surprised, but at least someone's saying it.

The NY Times: Not only did the President ask Libby to leak information about Plame to Judy Miller, but he asked Libby to lie as well. In other words, to leak false information about uranium and Iraq to Miller. This would be concrete evidence of the President lying; not just bad intelligence as he has so often stated.
The filing revealed for the first time testimony by Mr. Libby saying that Mr. Bush, through Mr. Cheney, had authorized Mr. Libby to tell reporters that "a key judgment of the N.I.E. held that Iraq was 'vigorously trying to procure' uranium." In fact, that was not one of the "key judgments" of the document.

...In an interview with The Times in 2004, a senior intelligence official involved in drafting the estimate said the uranium allegations were excluded from the key judgments because the drafters knew there were serious doubts about their accuracy.

As a result, the official said, the drafters cast the uranium allegations as a minor element in the overall assessment of Iraq's nuclear capabilities. The assertion that Iraq was "vigorously trying to procure" uranium was mentioned on the bottom of Page 24 of the 90-page document. The drafters also noted, in an annex attached to the end of the document, that State Department intelligence officials considered the uranium allegation "highly dubious."

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