Rumsfeld’s personal spy ring shows us that Rumsfeld et al. were “cherry picking” — they could not get what they wanted from the pros at State and CIA, so they tried to get it from their dumbly-named “Office of Special Plans”….
Charley Reese, I think, has it mostly right here. One of the most irritating parts about this entire Bush/Cheney/Intel/Iraq flap is that it seems so partisan. This should not be a partisan issue — the Bush team had a desired outcome, and pressured intelligence agencies to deliver that outcome. Americans died because of it. People of all political persuasions should be outraged and demand the truth.