Saturday, June 02, 2007

Edwards/Clinton Admit They Never Read Iraq Intel Report

Edwards/Clinton Admit They Never Read Iraq Intel Report

Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards misspoke when he said he read a National Intelligence Report before authorizing the war in Iraq, his campaign said.

Edwards did not read the classified report that contained doubts about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, his spokesman said, even though it was available to him at the time when he was a North Carolina senator serving on the Intelligence Committee.

Edwards spokesman Eric Schultz said Edwards had read the declassified summary report before voting to authorize the war, but not the full version.

However, when asked Wednesday whether he read the confidential report, Edwards told employees at Google, "I read it."

Schultz said Friday that Edwards "simply misunderstood the question."

"As Senator Edwards has said many times before, he read the declassified version of the NIE, as well as other intelligence documents which were ultimately summarized in the classified version of the NIE," Schultz said.

Edwards' chief rival, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, acknowledged this week that she also did not read the full report before voting to authorize the war.


Anonymous cassie said...

Sounds like very irresponsible politician. How dare they gripe about the direction of the country NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9:04 AM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

You are right, Cassie! I think the key word is "intelligence" report! I am surprised they would admit their failures as politicians.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous may lake said...

Donal...I love the new birdies. Adds more class to an already classy blog!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may well be that these monumental gaffes are the only thing that stand between these socialist idiots and the White House.


11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi folks,hows everyone doing? Well, I'm sure you've heard, 3 Muslims arrested and a fourth at large in connection with a plot to blow up JFK Airport. Yes sir, The Religion of Peace. Christ Almighty, what is it going to take? Enough is freakin'enough! Deport Muslims, now! And take the Mexicans with them. Johnnymac

1:08 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Judas Priest, J'MAC, and John Edwards will STILL say the WOT is nothing but a bumpersticker!

5:38 PM  
Anonymous NASCAR Proud said...

Truth be told, even Condi didnt read the entire document. She said so herself.

11:54 AM  

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