New film on the prosecution of Bush to be released
All ancient history, unless you are one of thousands of soldiers living with missing limbs, burn disfigurations, or one of 5,000 families with an empty dinner table seat like a hole in your heart. A new documentary project by famed Los Angeles County prosecutor Vince Bugliosi, "The Prosecution of an America President," is scheduled for release next month.
In the summary section called "Key Judgements" of the classified report which Bush was given, US intelligence said that Saddam Hussein would likely only support terrorist attacks on the US in self-defense, if he felt threatened. The classified National Intelligence Estimate 2002 (NEI 2002) read on page 8:
"Baghdad for now appears to be drawing a line short of conducting terrorist attacks with conventional or CBW against the United States, fearing that exposure of Iraqi involvement would provide Washington a stronger cause for making war. Iraq probably would attempt clandestine attacks against the US Homeland if Baghdad feared an attack that threatened the survival of the regime were imminent or unavoidable, or possibly for revenge."
In other words, the classified, full version of the report that Bush had was saying that Saddam knew that if any part or role in a terrorist attack was ever traced back to him, it would be national suicide. In the declassified version
given to Congress and the public these words were deleted.
This consensus opinion of US intelligence was contrary to statements by Bush, Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that Saddam presented a direct, immediate threat to the United States, and that he was ready to attack the United States "in as little as 45 minutes."
The Italian Supreme Court has just upheld the convictions of the former CIA Milan station Chief, Robert Seldon Lady, and 22 other CIA agents in an extraordinary rendition and torture case. An extradition request is expected. The precedent has been set that American war criminals can escape American courts, but perhaps not foreign ones....FULL ARTICLE
Version of intelligence Congress was looking at, note goes from "ballistic missile" section to "Discussion"
Version of intelligence Bush was looking at, section in bold at bottom was deleted before report was given to Congress and the public.
Vincent Bugliosi on Intelligence Deleted by Bush, That Saddam Would not Attack, 2008 Impeachment Hearings
2008 TV Ad for State Attorney General Campaign Promising to Prosecute Bush