Strobel and Landay at


Strobel and Landay at Knight-Ridder: “U.S. intelligence agencies repeatedly warned the White House beginning more than two years ago that the insurgency in Iraq had deep local roots, was likely to worsen and could lead to civil war, according to former senior intelligence officials who helped craft the reports. Among the warnings, Knight Ridder has learned, was a major study, called a National Intelligence Estimate, completed in October 2003 that concluded that the insurgency was fueled by local conditions – not foreign terrorists – and drew strength from deep grievances, including the presence of U.S. troops.”

Wait, White House ignored warnings from Intel pros, lied to the public about the warnings and then paid the price? I’ve been in this movie before.

Actually, I guess, we all pay the price.