josh (joshc) wrote,


From an article on about Colin Powell's shift from moderation to war-advocate:

As part of his U.N. brief, Powell cited an "exquisite" British "intelligence" dossier that detailed Iraq's deceptive practices. Within days though, it became clear the report, which contained information that turned out to be 12 years old, had been put together by Blair's press office and had plagiarized key sections from a graduate student paper available on the Internet.

The article isn't that groundbreaking, but I hadn't heard about the exquisite intelligence until now and thought it was a funny (/depressing that the "superpower" is using such shoddy evidence to try to convicnce the rest of the world that we're right.) detail.

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