Tyler Drumheller is a retired CIA officer, and former chief of European operations, who has stated that senior White House officials dismissed the warning from his inteligence agency prior to the War in Iraq that possesed reliable information the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. In an interview with CBS's "60 Minutes" program broadcast on April 23, 2006, Drumheller states that White House officials responded to the warning that the adminiitration was "no longer interested" in intelligence and that the policy toward Iraq had been already set.Sixty Minutes
For the second Bush administration, you don't go to war because of the facts that you have but with the pretext that you want.
- n.a. "CIA Warned Bush Of No WMD In Iraq: Retired Official." Agence France Presse. April 22, 2006.
- "We Probably Gave Powell the Wrong Speech" - interview with the German magazine Spiegel, January 27, 2007.
- On the Brink by Tyler Drumheller