Un-Levin’d Thread

Here is a comprehensive look at the topic of Dan Mulhern’s anti-interview with Senator Carl Levin yesterday on WJIM.

This is a long post, as I am going to try and collect in one place the key documents and links a reader will need to understand that the [sic] another in the many attempts to rewrite history to serve an antiwar political agenda.

The key question: In the late ’90s and early years of this decade, did the CIA do a good job in predicting 9/11 or assessing Saddam’s WMD? Those two numbers and three letters provide the context for the sham “controversy” surrounding former Undersecretary Douglas Feith. Did the CIA see 9/11 coming? Did the agency produce any reports asserting boldly that Saddam did not have the WMD that everyone thought he did?

Was the CIA, in 2002, an agency to be trusted to get the big ones right?

Of course not. The professionals of the agency tried, but they failed. After 9/11 the professionals at the DoD decided to look hard at the intelligence product coming out of the CIA concerning al Qaeda and Saddam. Now partisans are attempting to argue that DoD shouldn’t do such a thing —a conclusion that would be hilarious if it wasn’t so dangerous.

Read the whole thing: The DoD, The CIA, 9/11 and WMD (Bumped With Updates)