They have tremendously sophisticated and experienced people in their technical services division, who wouldn't allow a forgery like this to get by. I mean it's just mystifying to me. I can't understand it.
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That's a convenient explanation, but it doesn't satisfy me. Incompetence I have not seen in those agencies. I've seen plenty of malice, but I've never seen incompetence.
It's amazing to me that this could have happened.
It perhaps is a measure of the kind of pressure that people are under now in Washington to produce information that adds to the dossier of evidence against the Iraqis.