This just showed up in the Washington Post – CIA Got Uranium Reference Cut in Oct. – Why Bush Cited It In Jan. Is Unclear.
I thought it was fishy that George Tenet would publicly take the full blame for the uranium issue. Now it seems fishier than ever. This quote from the article:
The new disclosure suggests how eager the White House was in January to make Iraq’s nuclear program a part of its case against Saddam Hussein even in the face of earlier objections by its own CIA director. It also appears to raise questions about the administration’s explanation of how the faulty allegations were included in the State of the Union speech.
And this quote too:
But it is clear from the new disclosure about Tenet’s intervention last October that the controversy continues to boil, and as new facts emerge a different picture is being presented than the administration has given to date.
My opinion? The White House knew very clearly that the Uranium claim was bogus three months earlier, so there is no reason why they should all-of-a-sudden forget this so conveniently by the time of Bush’s State of the Union address last January. The Bush Administration has been lying to us about Iraq all along, and is now really trying hard to cover up it’s tracks. But the harder they try to deceive us, the more the lies become apparent.