Former CIA Deputy Director has conceded real reasons of invasion to Iraq.
According to the official data, one of the reasons to trigger off war with the country at the other end of the world, was that senior officials at Bush's Administration claimed that Iraq not only possessed nuclear weapons, but also posed a direct threat to the US.
As former Vice President Dick Cheney claimed at the time, Iraq was reconstituting nuclear weapons in addition to biological and chemical ones they owned.
Michael Morell, former CIA Deputy Director refuted the statement in the interview on May, 19 and said that was not true.
Morell admitted that politicized intelligence publicly perverted the truth and gave false information on Iraq's possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction as well as Saddam Hussein's links to Al Qaeda.
Indeed, Bush was hell-bent on revenge against Saddam Hussein, as evidenced in his statement a month before the report, "After all, this is the guy who tried to kill my dad."
Morell said that his job was not to tell the truth, but "carry CIA's best information and best analysis to the president of the United States and make sure he understands it."
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