Originally Posted by slurper_la
Caught me. Clearly I'm not of a sound mind. I used the word "liar" in the title of this thread.
Cheney saying the information provided by George Tenet "turned out not to be true" is obviously not the same thing as calling him a liar.
If Saddam Hussein was discussing weapons of mass destruction and mentioned al-qaeda and other terrorists organizations in chatter...there is a process of analysis to determine what the meaning of the conversation is and what consequences could come out of it. There were reports from the CIA that pointed to Hussein possibly having or attempting to acquire WMD's. There were also reports that pushed back on the Bush Administration requesting more intel in that direction and found that Hussein wasn't an imminent security threat. Some intel was better than others. But to say that Cheney called the CIA liars? Inacurrate.
Senate report cites CIA for ‘failures’ on Iraq 'Mischaracterization' of data on weapons of mass destruction
The CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies fell victim to false “group think” when assessing Iraq’s weapons capabilities and produced overstated or incorrect conclusions that led the Bush administration to justify the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, according to a scathing Senate Intelligence Committee report released Friday.