The administration used intelligence not to inform decision-making, but to justify a decision already made. It went to war without requesting -- and evidently without being influenced by -- any strategic-level intelligence assessments on any aspect of Iraq. .
It's a fairly long read. Pretty dry, but important.
Nothing new, but I think most people remain ignorant to the facts.
Politics and intelligence....
Do. Not. Mix.
Wars can result.
Cernig has a summary driving home the usual, obvious points. I'm tired of repeating, so I will just point. I am mystified why so few people seem to grasp even the basics of how easily the political will can be shaped by putative leaders who should know better.