I’m pleased. Now we’re getting closer. A very well-written, detailed article from the Washington Post takes an in-depth look at Condi Rice’s role in the garbage spewing from the Bush administration regarding Iraq. Cutting through the spin and lies, they highlight in the article Condi’s seeming incompetence.
These are two qualities I don’t think anyone wants in the U.S. National Security Advisor:
The remarks by Rice and her associates raise two uncomfortable possibilities for the national security adviser. Either she missed or overlooked numerous warnings from intelligence agencies seeking to put caveats on claims about Iraq’s nuclear weapons program, or she made public claims that she knew to be false.
This passage, then, strikes me as making it all the more clear:
One person who has worked with Rice describes as “inconceivable” the claims that she was not more actively involved. Indeed, subsequent to the July 18 briefing, another senior administration official said Rice had been briefed immediately on the NIE — including the doubts about Iraq’s nuclear program — and had “skimmed” the document. The official said that within a couple of weeks, Rice “read it all.”
So, according to sources from the WP, our National Security Advisor read the documents detailing objections and concerns surrounding the Iraq intelligence, yet allowed it to go through. If someone wanted to write an editorial saying Condi must go, I could support that. But all the “Tenet must go” crap really needs to stop, because as the details come up, this is, amazingly enough, one time the CIA didn’t screw up.