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    Officials: U.S. still paying millions to group that provided false Iraqi intelligence

    WASHINGTON - The Department of Defense is continuing to pay millions of dollars for information from the former Iraqi opposition group that produced some of the exaggerated and fabricated intelligence President Bush used to argue his case for war.


    The Pentagon has set aside between $3 million and $4 million this year for the Information Collection Program of the Iraqi National Congress, or INC, led by Ahmed Chalabi, said two senior U.S. officials and a U.S. defense official.


    They spoke on condition of anonymity because intelligence programs are classified.


    The continuing support for the INC comes amid seven separate investigations into pre-war intelligence that Iraq was hiding illicit weapons and had links to al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. A probe by the Senate Intelligence Committee is now examining the INC's role.


    The decision not to shut off funding for the INC's information gathering effort could become another liability for Bush as the presidential campaign heats up and, furthermore suggests that some within the administration are intent on securing a key role for Chalabi in Iraq's political future.


    Chalabi, who built close ties to officials in Vice President Cheney's office and among top Pentagon officials, is on the Iraqi Governing Council, a body of 25 Iraqis installed by the United States to help administer the country following the ouster of Saddam Hussein last April.


    The former businessman, who lobbied for years for a U.S.-backed military effort to topple Saddam, is publicly committed to making peace with Israel and providing bases in the heart of the oil-rich Middle East for use by U.S. forces fighting the war on terrorism.


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    Didn't Dire Straits do a song about this? "Money for Nothing"


    Mr. G

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    The former businessman, who lobbied for years for a U.S.-backed military effort to topple Saddam, is publicly committed to making peace with Israel and providing bases in the heart of the oil-rich Middle East for use by U.S. forces fighting the war on terrorism
    What an asshole.

    We should of partnered with Saddam.
    Un-Official Sponsor of Randy Choate and Kevin Siegrist

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    • #3
      Mr. G., why is it that your vast news-gathering abilities can only find anti-administration articles?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ReggieCleveland@Feb 22 2004, 12:33 PM
        Mr. G., why is it that your vast news-gathering abilities can only find anti-administration articles?
        You mean like this one Reggie?

        http://sportlounge.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=179

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ReggieCleveland@Feb 22 2004, 12:33 PM
          Mr. G., why is it that your vast news-gathering abilities can only find anti-administration articles?
          Or this one.

          http://sportlounge.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=218


          Mr. G

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ReggieCleveland@Feb 22 2004, 12:33 PM
            Mr. G., why is it that your vast news-gathering abilities can only find anti-administration articles?
            Or this one.


            http://sportlounge.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=180


            Mr. G

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            • #7
              Oh. Of course. Don't know how I got the opposite idea.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mr. Goalie+Feb 22 2004, 12:34 PM-->
                QUOTE(Mr. Goalie @ Feb 22 2004, 12:34 PM)

              • #9
                Originally posted by ReggieCleveland@Feb 22 2004, 12:33 PM
                Mr. G., why is it that your vast news-gathering abilities can only find anti-administration articles?
                How about this one.


                http://sportlounge.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=97


                I guess you see what you want to see, eh Reggie?


                Mr. G

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                • #10
                  If those are supposed to be pro-administration articles, as opposed to the usual tripe you post, I think one of us is really goofy.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by ReggieCleveland@Feb 22 2004, 12:43 PM
                    If those are supposed to be pro-administration articles, as opposed to the usual tripe you post, I think one of us is really goofy.
                    Having Bin Laden surrounded isn't pro Adminstration?

                    Please explain to me how it's anti Administration.

                    An article describing how DEMOCRATS are going to hide demonstrators is anti Administration?

                    Please explain to me how it's antil REPUBLICAN Administration.

                    Thanks, I'll be waiting.


                    Mr. G

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                    • #12
                      By the most LIBERAL definition of pro-administration articles, they're still outnumbered about 20 to 1.

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by lazydaze@Feb 22 2004, 12:32 PM
                        The former businessman, who lobbied for years for a U.S.-backed military effort to topple Saddam, is publicly committed to making peace with Israel and providing bases in the heart of the oil-rich Middle East for use by U.S. forces fighting the war on terrorism
                        What an asshole.

                        We should of partnered with Saddam.
                        we did
                        Are you on the list?

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                        • #14
                          Originally posted by ReggieCleveland@Feb 22 2004, 12:56 PM
                          By the most LIBERAL definition of pro-administration articles, they're still outnumbered about 20 to 1.
                          Maybe there would be better news and more "pro-administration" columns if they did something right once in a while.

                          You can still read or listen to Limbaugh or one of the other Right-Wing nut jobs that are pro-administration.
                          “I’ve always stated, ‘I’m a Missouri Tiger,’” Anderson said March 13 after Arkansas fired John Pelphrey, adding, “I’m excited about what’s taking place here.”

                          Asked then if he would talk to his players about the situation, he said, “They know me, and that’s where the trust comes in.

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                          • #15
                            why do people bitch and moan because a certain poster won't say anything good about the administration, when they themselves don't say anything bad?
                            Are you on the list?

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