U.S. Invasion in to Iraq

1283 Words Feb 18th, 2018 5 Pages
The pre-war intelligence gathered by the CIA suggested that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and connections with al-Qaeda. American officials did everything to prepare the entire world and the entire globe for war against Iraq. The intelligence collected, key to the invasion, was subsequently wishful thinking and wrong. The striking thing about prewar U.S. intelligence is that it played such a small role in one of the most important U.S. policy decisions in recent decades.
When the U.S. invaded Iraq in 2003, it became quickly clear that intelligence used as the justification for war was unreliable. Subsequently, the public was made aware that key intelligence analysis was not relied on in making major decisions regarding the invasion of Iraq, it was used to mislead the Americans and justify a decision already made. There was a huge debate that broke out concerning the Bush Administration manipulating and misusing intelligence in the case for war but the administration defended themselves by not being the only ones who had the same views on Saddam. In the wake of the Iraq war, it has become clear that official intelligence analysis was not relied on in making the most significant national security decisions, that intelligence was misused publicly to…
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