May 31, 2003

Powell was forced to use shaky intelligence on Iraq
Colin 'Baaaaaaa' Powell was under persistent pressure from the Pentagon and the White House to include questionable intelligence in his report on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction he delivered at the United Nations in February.

US News and World Report magazine said the first draft of the speech was prepared for Powell by Dick 'Chicanery' Cheney's chief of staff, in late January.

According to the report, the draft contained such questionable material that Powell lost his temper, throwing several pages in the air and declaring, "I'm not reading this. This is bullshit."

Cheney's aides wanted Powell to include in his presentation information that Iraq has purchased computer software that would allow it to plan an attack on the United States, an allegation that was not supported by the CIA.

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