Hubris - Selling The Iraq War

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Selling the Iraq war: Experts knew the intel was faulty. Why didn’t they blow the whistle?

As the country marks the tenth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a nagging question lingers: Why didn’t those in the U.S government—who knew the truth—speak out about the phony intelligence being used by the Bush White House to justify the invasion of Iraq? Yellowcake uranium from Africa? Aluminum tubes for a nuclear weapons program? Connections between al Qaeda and Saddam? Throughout the U.S. intelligence community, some officials knew that these–and other assertions used to make the case for war–were based on the sketchiest of intelligence, wrong-headed assumptions and fraudulent claims. Yet those officials didn’t go public, their doubts recorded only in dissents buried deep inside a classified National Intelligence Estimate that never saw the light of day. In these excerpts from interviews conducted for “Hubris,” some of the principals explain why so many remained silent about issues that were so important.

Mark Rossini was a former FBI counter-terrorism agent assigned to the unit that specialized in al Qaeda. In 2001, he was detailed to the CIA Counter-Terrorism Center where he was tasked with analyzing a Czech intelligence report that 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta had met with an Iraqi intelligence officer in Prague–a meeting that Vice President Dick Cheney said on Meet the Press was “pretty well confirmed.” Rossini quickly helped debunk the report and, he says in Hubris, was aghast that Cheney was giving it credence. “In hindsight, I do wish that me or somebody else did say, ‘wait a second, this is totally wrong.’”

Hubris: Selling the Iraq War

MSNBC Documentary
Hosted by: Rachel Maddow

Originally Aired: Frbruary 19, 2013
Re-Aired: March 22, 2013

Talking Hubris
MSNBC Special
Hosted by: Chris Hayes
Aired following Hubris' re-airing.

Both are XVID video w MP3 audio.


Thanks,this looks interesting

Happy_In_KaohsiungMar 25th, 2013

You do realise you have to seed don't you? This is a waste of time,not 1kb of data received.

Happy_In_KaohsiungMar 25th, 2013

Looks like a classic Dubya-quality upload...

RetrenchedMar 26th, 2013

fantastic. thanks. please upload "why we did it" too

luvitMar 7th, 2014