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    Ex-Official Says Afghan and Iraq Wars Increased Threats to Britain
    Published: July 20, 2010
    ““There was no credible intelligence to suggest that connection, and that was the judgment, I might say, of the C.I.A.,” she said.

    “Saddam Hussein had nothing to do with 9/11,” she added, “and I have never seen anything to make me change my mind.”

    But, she said, “it was not a judgment that found favor with some parts of the American machine” — namely Donald H. Rumsfeld, the United States secretary of defense at the time.

    That “is why Donald Rumsfeld started an alternative intelligence unit in the Pentagon to seek an alternative judgment,” she said.

    Lady Manningham-Buller also said that Britain relied on “fragmentary” intelligence before invading Iraq, and that MI5 had not believed that Mr. Hussein was amassing unconventional weapons in Iraq, as the government contended. “

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