Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Senate asks for Feith Probe

This will probably be a whitewash, but at least the Senate is asking the right questions.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The
Pentagon's inspector general has been asked to investigate the prewar intelligence role of a planning office headed by former U.S. defense policy chief Douglas Feith, a main architect of the
Iraq war, officials said on Tuesday.

The request was made by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in a letter sent in August.

It said the Defense Department should determine whether Feith and his Office of Special Plans wielded excessive influence over intelligence that claimed
Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.

The threat of such weapons, which have never been found in Iraq, was cited as a main justification for
President George W. Bush's decision to go to war in Iraq in 2003


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