A UK government inquiry into the intelligence used to justify the war in Iraq is expected to conclude that Britain's spies were correct to say that Saddam Hussein's regime sought to buy uranium from Niger.
...The Financial Times revealed last week that a key part of the UK's intelligence on the uranium came from a European intelligence service that undertook a three-year surveillance of an alleged clandestine uranium-smuggling operation of which Iraq was a part.
Intelligence officials have now confirmed that the results of this operation formed an important part of the conclusions of British intelligence. The same information was passed to the US but US officials did not incorporate it in their assessment....
The righties are ecstatic, but I'm not buying this. If even the Bush administration doesn't think it can sell this story, why should I believe it?
Want to change my mind, Tony? Show your cards. Saddam and the gang are all in prison or dead -- secrecy time is over. Come on, Tony -- show us the intel. Or are you afraid it won't stand up to scrutiny?