WASHINGTON (CNN) — Iraq had ended its weapons of mass destruction programs by the mid-1990s and did not pose an immediate threat to the United States before the war, according to a report released Thursday.
Bush administration officials likely pushed U.S. intelligence assessors to conform with its view the country posed an impending danger, said one of the authors of the study.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace — a nonpartisan, respected group that opposed the war in Iraq — conducted the study.
It follows a nine-month search in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction — nuclear, biological and chemical — the key reason the administration cited in its decision to invade Iraq.
Lies. All lies.