Fake Intelligence Summaries, Rhetorical Peace Offers Enliven U.S. War Plan
By William Boardman -- Reader Supported News
What would it look like if a government really knew what it was doing?
But first a note about the context of the current public debate about Syria: we're getting conned by the White House on intelligence assessments. Again. As reported by Gareth Porter for IPS on September 9:
"Contrary to the general impression in Congress and the news media, the Syria chemical warfare intelligence summary released by the Barack Obama administration Aug. 30 did not represent an intelligence community assessment".
"The evidence indicates that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper culled intelligence analyses from various agencies and by the White House itself, but that the White House itself had the final say in the contents of the document."