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American Exceptionalism’s Hypocrisy

U.S. politicians often speak of “American exceptionalism” as some God-given grant of special status that puts the United States above the rules that apply to other nations. In geo-politics, this concept has meant that international law is enforced against countries…

Bush Urged to Counsel with “Wise Women” on Iraq

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Recommendation: Try a Circle of “Wise Women”   By way of re-introduction, we begin with a brief reminder of the analyses we provided you before the attack on Iraq.…

Advice for Bush’s State of the Union

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Your State-of-the-Union Address We write this, our fifth such memorandum to you since our critique of Secretary of State Colin Powell’s UN speech last February, out of concern that…

One Person Can Make a Difference

MEMORANDUM FOR: Colleagues in Intelligence FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: One Person Can Make a Difference Our most recent open appeal to you, “Now It’s Your Turn,” was made on August 22, 2003. On that same day, it…

Intelligence Vets Urged to Speak Out on Iraq Intel

MEMORANDUM FOR: Colleagues in Intelligence FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Now It’s Your Turn   Sixty-four summers ago, when Hitler fabricated Polish provocations in his attempt to justify Germany’s invasion of Poland, there was not a peep out…

Intelligence Unglued

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Intelligence Unglued   The glue that holds the Intelligence Community together is melting under the hot lights of an awakened press. If you do not act quickly, your intelligence…

VIPS to Annan: Return UN Inspectors to Iraq

LETTER TO: The Honorable Kofi Annan, Secretary General, The United Nations FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (via fax)   Dear Mr. Secretary General, We are former intelligence officials who have served many years at senior levels of the US intelligence…

The Iraq War Intelligence Fiasco

MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Intelligence Fiasco   We write to express deep concern over the growing mistrust and cynicism with which many, including veteran intelligence professionals inside and outside our movement, regard the…

The Stakes in the Search for Weapons of Mass Destruction

MEMORANDUM FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: The Stakes in the Search for Weapons of Mass Destruction   The Bush administration’s refusal to allow UN inspectors to join the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in US-occupied Iraq has…

Arafat Interviewed by VIPS’ Christisons

Arafat Interviewed by Christisons In the article that follows, Kathleen and Bill Christison, Steering Group members of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, report on the conversation they had with Yasir Arafat and other Palestinian leaders on March 19. For the…

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