CASE CLOSED … what really happened in the 2001 anthrax attacks?

* ideologically driven intelligence

Posted by DXer on April 16, 2009

July 17, 2003 … The spies who pushed for war – The Guardian

According to former Bush officials, all defence and intelligence sources, senior administration figures created a shadow agency of Pentagon analysts staffed mainly by ideological amateurs to compete with the CIA and its military counterpart, the Defence Intelligence Agency.

The agency, called the Office of Special Plans (OSP), was set up by the defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, to second-guess CIA information and operated under the patronage of hardline conservatives in the top rungs of the administration, the Pentagon and at the White House, including Vice-President Dick Cheney.

The ideologically driven network functioned like a shadow government, much of it off the official payroll and beyond congressional oversight.

But it proved powerful enough to prevail in a struggle with the State Department and the CIA by establishing a justification for war. 

read the entire article at … http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2003/jul/17/iraq.usa

                               

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