Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Inquiry Backs British Intelligence on Yellowcake

For over a year the Left around the world and the Democrats in this country have used the famous "sixteen words" from the President's State of the Union Speech as an example of how the President lied about Iraq. However, the British investigation into the matter has concluded that the claim is "reasonable and consistent with the intelligence". In other words when the President cited British intelligence as having concluded that Iraq tried to purchase yellowcake, he was not lying, nor was he in any way stretching the truth, nor was he citing intelligence Britain knew to be false. He was stating a fat that is "reasonable and consistent with the intelligence".

A UK government inquiry into the intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq is expected to conclude that Britain's spies were correct to say that Saddam Hussein's regime sought to buy uranium from Niger.

Don't expect to see this story in the American press.

Read it here.