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Report on Whether Public Statements Regarding Iraq By U.S. Officials Were Substantiated by Intelligence
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, 05 June 2008 (.pdf file).

False Pretenses
The Center for Public Integrity, 22 January 2008.

Iraq War Card Search Tool
The Center for Public Integrity, 22 January 2008.

The Record on Curveball
John Prados, ed. The National Security Archive, George Washington Universty, 05 November 2007.

Faulty Intel Source 'Curve Ball' Revealed
60 Minutes. CBS News, 01 November 2007.

Iraq War: Too Much Weight on Intelligence, Says Ex-MI6 Chief
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 01 November 2007.

'The Moment Has Come to Get Rid of Saddam'
Mark Danner. The New York Review of Books, 08 November 2007 issue. Posted on 24 October 2007.

Intelligence Puts Rationale For War on Shakier Ground
Michael Abramowitz. Washington Post, 18 July 2007.

Tenet Memoir Draws Heat From Key Players
Katherine Shrader. The Associated Press, 30 April 2007.

Could a Google Search Have Helped Prevent the War in Iraq?
Marcus Baram. ABC News, 10 April 2007.

Two Explosive Books Tell the Inside Story of the Forged Iraq-Niger Docs That Helped Build the Case for War
Interview with Peter Eisner and Carlo Bonini. Democracy Now, 10 April 2007.

How Bogus Letter Became a Case for War
Peter Eisner. Washington Post, 03 April 2007.

First, the US Deluded Itself About the War, Then About the Source of the Weapons
Patrick Cockburn. The Independent, UK, 18 February 2007.

A Prewar Slide Show Cast Iraq in Rosy Hues
Michael R. Gordon. The New York Times, 14 February 2007.

'Alternative' Intel Backed War
Jonathan S. Landay. McClatchy Newspapers, 09 February 2007. (See report below).

Review of Pre-Iraqi War Activities of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, 09 February 2007 (.pdf file).

Analysis: U.S. Army Report Got Iraq Right
Pamela Hess. United Press International, 23 January 2007.

Administration Leaving Out Important Details on Iraq
Mark Seibel. McClatchy Newspapers, 14 January 2007.

Diplomat's Suppressed Document Lays Bare the Lies Behind Iraq War
Colin Brown and Andy McSmith. The Independent, 15 December 2006.

Al-Qaida 'Planted Information to Encourage U.S. Invasion'
Richard Norton-Taylor. The Guardian, 17 November 2006.

Confession That Formed Base of Iraq War was Acquired Under Torture: Journalist
Agence France Presse, 26 October 2006.

Secret Iraq Meeting Included Journalists
Julie Bosman. The New York Times, 09 October 2006. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Senators Want More Iraq Reports Declassified
The Associated Press, 19 September 2006. Posted on the Truthout website.

Postwar Findings About Iraq's WMD Programs and Links to Terrorism and How They Compare with Prewar Assessments
Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. Senate, 08 September 2006 (.pdf file).

The Use by the Intelligence Community of Information Provided by the Iraqi National Congress
Select Committee on Intelligence, U.S. Senate, 08 September 2006 (.pdf file).

Panel Set to Release Just Part of Report On Run-Up to War
Jonathan Weisman. Washington Post, 07 September 2006.

Iraq Letter 'Suppressed' by Downer
Marian Wilkinson. The Age, Australia, 31 August 2006.

Lie by Lie: Chronicle of a War Foretold: August 1990 to March 2003
Mother Jones, 30 August 2006. (Macromedia's Flash Player graphic).

Iraq: a War About Nothing
Marie Cocco. Boulder Daily Camera, 27 August 2006. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Controversy Dogs Iraq Estimate
Shaun Waterman. United Press International, 15 August 2006.

Senator Faults Bid to Classify Report on Iraq
Mark Mazzetti. The New York Times, 04 August 2006.

Report on Prewar Intelligence Lagging
Dafna Linzer. Washington Post, 30 July 2006.

New Report Offers No Evidence That Iraq Stockpiled WMD
Warren P. Strobel. Knight Ridder Newspapers, 22 June 2006.

Bush Ignored Intelligence on Iraqi Weapons, Says Ex-CIA Officer
Dan Glaister. The Guardian, 24 April 2006.

State Department Memo: '16 Words' Were False
Jason Leopold. Truthout, 17 April 2006.

White House Decries Report on Iraqi Trailers
Joby Warrick. Washington Post, 13 April 2006.

Lacking Biolabs, Trailers Carried Case for War
Joby Warrick. Washington Post, 12 April 2006.

Steve Coll. The New Yorker, 03 April 2006. Posted on 27 March 2006.

Iraqi Diplomat Gave U.S. Prewar WMD Details
Aram Roston, Lisa Myers and the NBC Investigative Unit. MSNBC, 20 March 2006.

Key Bush Intelligence Briefing Kept From Hill Panel
Murray Waas. National Journal, 22 November 2005.

How U.S. Fell Under the Spell of 'Curveball'
Bob Drogin and John Goetz. Los Angeles Times, 20 November 2005. Posted on the Fair Use website.

A Reminder of How Debate Over Prewar Intelligence Continues to Shadow Bush
Richard W. Stevenson and Douglas Jehl. The New York Times, 15 November 2005. Posted on the Fair Use website.

Defense Intelligence Agency Prewar Report Doubted Iraq-al Qaeda Tie
CNN, 07 November 2005.

CIA Leak Illustrates Selective Use of Intelligence on Iraq
Jonathan S. Landay. Knight-Ridder, 25 October 2005.

White House Sets Up Group to Market War in Iraq in 2002
Xinhuanet, 17 October 2005.

In Al Qaeda Letter, A Strategic Blueprint or a Fake?
Peter Grier. Christian Science Monitor, 17 October 2005.

See, Speak, and Hear No Incompetence: An Analysis of the Findings of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
David Isenberg. British American Security Information Council, October 2005 (.pdf file).

Before the War, CIA Reportedly Trained a Team of Iraqis to Aid U.S.
Dana Priest and Josh White. Washington Post, 03 August 2005.

Spy's Notes on Iraqi Aims Were Shelved, Suit Says
James Risen. New York Times, 01 August 2005.

The Real News in the Downing Street Memos
Michael Smith. Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2005. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Survey Finds Editorial Treatment of 'Downing Street Memo' Mixed
Editor and Publisher, 15 June 2005.

"Downing Street Memo" on Iraq Met Mostly with Silence
Josh Richman. San Mateo County Times, 06 June 2005. Posted on the Inside the Bay Area website.

Interim Report of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme
Paul A. Volcker, Richard J. Goldstone and Mark Pieth. United Nations, 03 February 2005 (.pdf file).

An Intelligence Gap Hinders U.S. in Iraq
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 24 December 2004.

The Oil-for-Food Scandal
Michael Crowley. Slate, 20 December 2004.

Saddam's Illegal Oil Sales No Secret
Ken Guggenheim. The Associated Press, 12 December 2004.

Oil for Food Becomes Isolationist Fodder
Joy Gordon. The Nation, 01 December 2004. Posted on the Alternet website.

Iraq:  The State of the Evidence
Human Rights Watch, 05 November 2004.

US Faces Gap in "Intelligence War' in Iraq
Ann Scott Tyson. Christian Science Monitor, 05 November 2004.

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377 Tons Small Part of Absent Iraq Explosives
The Associated Press, 31 October 2004. Posted on the MSNBC website.

2 More Iraq Arms Stashes In Focus
The Associated Press, 30 October 2004.

Reporter Saw Insurgents Loot Qaqaa Arms Depot
Katrin Bennhold. International Herald Tribune, 30 October 2004.

Facts and Questions About Lost Munitions
William J. Broad and David E. Sanger. New York Times, 30 October 2004.

Missing the Evidence on Missing Explosives: Reports ignore videotapes that debunk administration claims
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting, 29 October 2004.

US Troops Refused Requests to Protect Explosives Store
Kim Sengupta. The Independent, 29 October 2004.

'Thousands and Thousands of Potential Terrorist Attacks'
Mark Follman. Salon.com, 26 October 2004.

The al-Zarqawi Assessment:  Another Instance of
'Cooked' Intelligence?

Compiled by the Project on Defense Alternatives, 05 October 2004.

Prewar Assessment on Iraq Saw Chance of Strong Divisions
Douglas Jehl and David E. Sanger. New York Times, 28 September 2004.

C.I.A. Review is Critical of Prewar Iraq Analysis
Douglas Jehl. New York Times, 22 September 2004.

Flashback: Scandals of Oil for Food
Joy Gordon. Middle East Report, 19 July 2004.

Iraq Study Finds Desire for Arms, but Not Capacity
Douglas Jehl. New York Times, 17 September 2004.

A Case to Answer
Glen Rangwala and Dan Plesch. Published by Adam Price, Member of UK Parliament, August 2004. Posted on GlobalSecurity.org (.pdf file).

Key Revisions Were Made to CIA Document
Mark Mazzetti. Los Angeles Times, 10 July 2004.

Congressional Reports:  Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001
Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, 09 July 2004. Posted on the GPO Access website.

Threat Inflation and the Failure of the Marketplace of Ideas: The Selling of the Iraq War
Chaim Kaufman. International Security, Summer 2004 (.pdf file).

Now They Tell Us
Michael Massing. New York Review of Books, 26 February 2004. Posted on the WilliamBowles.info website.

Chalabi, Garner Provide New Clues to War
Jim Lobe. Inter Press Service, 21 February 2004. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

Talking Points - Iraq's WMD
U.S. Department of Defense Office of Public Affairs, 12 February 2004. Posted on the Talking Points Memo website (.pdf file).

Bush, Powell Made Leaps in Logic in Rush to War
Peter S. Canellos. Boston Globe, 03 February 2004. Posted on the Common Dreams Website.

Bush Sought 'Way' to Invade Iraq
CBS News, 12 January 2004.

The Vanishing Case for War
Thomas Powers. The New York Review of Books, 04 December 2003. Posted on the Information Clearing House website.

CIA Finds No Evidence Hussein Sought to Arm Terrorists
Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 16 November 2003.

The War in Iraq:  An Intelligence Failure?
Shlomo Brom. Strategic Assessment, November 2003.

Text of David Kay's Unclassified Statement
CNN, 02 October 2003.

Doubt Grows Over Prewar Intelligence
Peter Grier. Christian Science Monitor, 30 September 2003.

Chasing a Mirage
Nancy Gibbs and Michael Ware. Time Magazine, 28 September 2003. Posted on the Middle East Information Center website.

House Probers Conclude Iraq War Data Was Weak
Dana Priest. Washington Post, 28 September 2003.

Depiction of Threat Outgrew Supporting Evidence
Barton Gellman and Walter Pincus. Washington Post, 10 August 2003. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

20 Lies About the War
Glen Rangwala and Raymond Whitaker. The Independent, 13 July 2003. Posted on the Common Dreams website.

The First Casualty: The Selling of the Iraq War
John B. Judis and Spencer Ackerman. The New Republic, 30 June 2003. Posted on 19 June 2003.

The Lies that Led to War
Juan Cole. Salon.com, 19 May 2005.

What Colin Powell Showed Us:  The End of Arms Control and the Normalization of War
A detailed examination of the weapons controversy. Carl Conetta. PDA Briefing Report #14, 05 May 2003.

What Colin Powell Showed Us: The End of Arms Control and the Normalization of War
Carl Conetta. PDA Briefing Report #15, 05 May 2003.

Iraq's Weapons Of Mass Distraction? Skeptics Eye War's Rationale
Ken Fireman. Newsday, 04 May 2003.

Disarming Iraq:  What Did the U.N. Missions Accomplish?
Carl Conetta. PDA Briefing Memo #27, 25 April 2003.

Who Lied to Whom?
Seymour M. Hersh. The New Yorker, 24 March 2003.

Claims and Evaluations of Iraq's Proscribed Weapons
Glen Rangwala. University of Cambridge, U.K., 18 March 2003. Posted on the Traprock Peace Center Website.

Analysis of Secretary of State Powell's 'Remarks to The United Nations Security Council', 05 February 2003. (Draft)
Glen Rangwala. University of Cambridge, U.K., 06 February 2003 (.pdf file).

Will Colin Powell Stand Tall?
David H. Hackworth. DefenseWatch, 5 February 2003. Soldiers for the Truth. Posted on the WorldNet Daily website.

The Unanswered Questions
Ian Davis. The Guardian, 05 February 2003. Posted on the Global Policy Forum website.

Briefing Security Council, US Secretary of State Powell
United Nations, 05 February 2003.

The Iraq Dossier
BBC News, 25 September 2002.

First Strike Guidelines: the case for Iraq
Charles Knight. PDA Briefing Memo #25, 16 September 2002 (revised and updated 10 March 2003).

Final UNSCOM Report
United Nations Security Council, 29 January 1999.

Archive Index
1. Overviews
2. Military Ops & Forces (2006-current)
3. Military Ops & Forces (Articles from 2002-2005)
4. The Surge
5. Civilian Casualties
6. Humanitarian Crisis & Human Rights
7. International Law
8. Regional Repercussions
9. US Politics & Public Opinion
10. World Reaction
11. Media Coverage
12. Postwar Governance (2006-current)
13. Postwar Governance (Articles from 2002-2005)
14. Reconstruction & Economics
15. Oil
16. Foreign Contractors
17. Iraqi Politics & Groups
18. Insurgency
19. Iraqi Armed Forces
20. Iraqi Opinion & Media
21. Prisoner Abuse
22. Weapon Inspections
23. Cost of War
24. Intelligence Failure
25. Permanent Basing
26. Secret British Memos
27. Withdrawal
28. Fallujah

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