Monday, February 02, 2004
Yet many administration defenders, including some of the staunchest supporters of the war, say Dr. Kay got it right. "The president is a consumer of intelligence, not a producer of it," said Richard Perle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and an ardent proponent of the war. "I have long thought our intelligence in the gulf has been woefully inadequate."
Perle: "I am (un)dead."
Regarding Perle's utterances, Josh Marshall observes:
As Churchill might have said, hypocrisy wrapped in mendacity, bundled up in ridiculousness. A true gem.&c. &c. &c.
...Perle has long been a staunch critic of the CIA. His argument was that they understated the scope of Saddam’s WMD programs, naively discounted his ties to terrorist organizations and had an overly pessimistic vision of post-war Iraq.