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March 2004

Intelligence Failures

How could 9/11 have been allowed to happen? And how could the intelligence establishment have told the White House that Saddam had significant stores of weapons of mass destruction? Like Britain before it, the U.S. keeps responding to the effects of its own actions: place ogres like Saddam in power, show them how to oppress, supply them with weapons, and when you can’t control them, feign surprise and use faulty intelligence to justify war.