According to Colin Powell's former chief of staff the twisting of Iraq war intel, and the success in silencing dissent among senior intellligence officials, is no mystery. It can be summed up in three words:
Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.): My question is this to all four of you who would like to answer, maybe it's a very simple question. I apologize if it's been asked before. But what perplexes me is how in the world could professionals —I'm not criticizing anybody here at this table —but how could the professionals see what was happening and nobody speak out?
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson: I'd answer you with two words. Let me put the article in there and make it three. The Vice President.
Watch it over at Think Progress.