“I Was Not Endorsing Its Substance”

“I WAS NOT ENDORSING ITS SUBSTANCE”….So, you remember all that, um, stuff created by Doug Feith’s private intelligence shop in the Pentagon back in 2002 and 2003? You know, the stuff about how Saddam Hussein had close ties to al-Qaeda and possessed an enormous arsenal of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons? The stuff that helped justify a catastrophic preventive war that’s still raging four years later?

Yeah, that stuff. Today, Feith tells us what it actually was:

This was not “alternative intelligence assessment.” It was from the start a criticism of the consensus of the intelligence community, and in presenting it I was not endorsing its substance.

Got that? He didn’t actually believe any of that stuff. He was just passing it along for giggles.

Please make it stop. Please?