October 16, 2003

Faith-Based Intelligence

"The main problem was that the senior administration officials have what I call faith-based intelligence. They knew what they wanted the intelligence to show." - Greg Thielmann, former expert on Iraqi WMDs
A story on 60 Minutes II, The Man Who Knew deals with Thielmann and others who were surprised to hear Colin Powell's about-face on Iraqi WMD intelligence.
"I had a couple of initial reactions. Then I had a more mature reaction," says Thielmann, commenting on Powell's presentation to the United Nations. "I think my conclusion now is that it's probably one of the low points in his long, distinguished service to the nation."

Posted by James at October 16, 2003 9:33 AM
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