This s a report the Senate, well, part of it anyways, did on prewar intelligence in Iraq.

It was published in July 2004.

There is actually a second part, published in 2008, that focused on different things.

is the Habbush Letter 'pre-war intelligence'? Edit

If it was really written in 2001, did anyone know about it then? Did anyone know about it before Con Coughlins story was published in Dec, 2003? who? When?

What does the report say about Habbush? Im too tired to search through it all right now, the thing is several hunderd pages long.

PS, Doug Feith says that this report disproves the 'myth' that " my Pentagon office or other administration policy officials pressure intelligence analysts to change their reporting?"


But the report is on pre-war intelligence. If the Habbush Letter is a forgery committed in late 2003, as Suskind alleges, then what does the report have to do with disproving Suskind's claims about the ltter, especially about political pressure on intelligence analysts, since he is talking abut things that happened afer the war had started?

'habbush' not mentioned in the document Edit

Searching the entire document for the word 'Habbush' gives zero hits. Does this mean that the committee, in all it's digging, did not once stumble across the name 'Habbush', the head of the Iraqi Intelligence Service?

Does that seem rather odd, for us to have a potential mole inside the Iraqi government, feeding us information through the british about WMDs..... before the war, and yet, somehow, the Senate report on pre-war WMD intelligence does not even mention the guy once? IS that weird or is that a normal sort of thing to happen?

Was it just not worth mentioning?

Members of the committee Edit

  • Their name is on the top of the report.
  • Pat Roberts, Chairman of the SSCI
  • John Rockefeller, Vice Chair
  • Orrin Hatch
  • Mike DeWine
  • Christopher 'Kit' Bond
  • Trent Lott
  • Olympia Snowe
  • Chuck Hagel
  • Saxby Chambliss
  • John Warner
  • Carl Levin
  • Dianne Feinstein
  • Ron Wyden
  • Richard Durbin
  • Evan Bayh
  • John Edwards
  • Barbara Mikulski
  • Bill Frist
  • Thomas Daschle


Vote on the war in Oct 2002

  • Pat Roberts - yea
  • John Rockefeller - yea
  • Orrin Hatch - yea
  • Mike DeWine - yea
  • Christopher 'Kit' Bond - yea
  • Trent Lott - yea
  • Olympia Snowe - yea
  • Chuck Hagel - yea
  • Saxby Chambliss - not in senate at the time
  • John Warner - yea
  • Carl Levin - nay
  • Dianne Feinstein - yea
  • Ron Wyden - nay
  • Richard Durbin - nay
  • Evan Bayh - yea
  • John Edwards - yea
  • Barbara Mikulski - nay
  • Bill Frist - yea
  • Thomas Daschle - yea

link to vote list