By Sinclere Lee
WASHINGTON (BNW) Stupid Bush has been wrong about everything since he stole the presidential election in 2000. He was wrong about his nomination of racist judges to the federal court; he was wrong about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden after 9/11; he is wrong in trying to steal the social security trust fund from the retired; he was wrong about involving the government in the Schiavo case.
This scumsucker has been wrong about everything, and we reelected this liar back into office. So take it for what its worth, if we as a country dont wake-up and realize that Bush is a liar and a cheat, this fool will get us all killed by Islamic terrorists!
The U.S. intelligence community was "simply wrong" in its assessments of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities before the U.S. invasion, a presidential commission said Thursday.
"We conclude that the intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its prewar judgments about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction," said a letter from the commission to President Bush. "This was a major intelligence failure."
The panel -- called the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction -- formally presented its report to Bush on Thursday morning.
Bush praised the commission for presenting an "unvarnished look at our intelligence community."
He said the report's recommendations were "thoughtful and extremely significant," adding that the "central conclusion is one that I share --America's intelligence community needs fundamental change to successfully confront the threats of the 21st century."
The commission lists numerous intelligence shortcomings and makes more than 70 recommendations in the almost 600-page report.
The report calls for a complete transformation of the intelligence community, which it described as "fragmented, loosely managed and poorly coordinated."
"The 15 intelligence organizations are a 'community' in name only and rarely act with a unity of purpose," the panel said in its overview of the report.
The report also expressed misgivings about U.S. intelligence on Iran, North Korea, China and Russia, but it said most of those findings were classified.
"We can say here that we found that we have only limited access to critical information about several of these high-priority intelligence targets," the report said.
An October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate warned that Iraq was pursuing weapons of mass destruction, had reconstituted its nuclear weapon program and had biological and chemical weapons.
The Bush administration used those conclusions as part of its argument for the March 2003 invasion of Iraq.
But the Iraq Survey Group -- set up to look for weapons of mass destruction or evidence of them in the country -- issued a final report saying it saw no weapons or no evidence that Iraq was trying to reconstitute them.
The commission's report said the principal cause of the intelligence failures was the intelligence community's "inability to collect good information about Iraq's WMD programs, serious errors in analyzing what information it could gather and a failure to make clear just how much of its analysis was based on assumptions rather than good evidence."
"The single most prominent a recurring theme" of its recommendations is "stronger and more centralized management of the intelligence community, and, in general, the creation of a genuinely integrated community, instead of a loose confederation of independent agencies."
The panel urged Bush to give broad authority to John Negroponte when he is confirmed as the director of national intelligence.
"It won't be easy to provide this leadership to the intelligence components of the Defense Department or to the CIA. They are some of the government's most headstrong agencies," the report warned the president.
"Sooner or later, they will try to run around -- or over -- the [director of national intelligence]. Then, only your determined backing will convince them that we cannot return to the old ways."
The report also called for changes at the FBI, including the creation of a new National Security Service that would merge the agency's counterterrorism and counterintelligence divisions.
After the intelligence failures in Iraq, Bush appointed the nine-member commission led by Laurence Silberman, a senior federal appellate court judge and a Republican who was in the Nixon and Ford administrations, and former Sen. and Virginia Gov. Chuck Robb, a Democrat.
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