The dominant narrative from the left for the past five years has been that the CIA told the President, without equivocation, that invading Iraq was entirely unnecessary and would end in unmitigated disaster. But is that really true? Incident to an article written by Paul Pillar, who was the CIA’s man on Iraq, Power Line asks and answers a couple salient questions.
It’s worth a read, if for no other reason than it quotes a large swath of what the CIA was saying at the time. It’s certainly not what we’ve been told the CIA was saying.