CIA was ‘proved wrong before,’ Saudi ex-intel boss says after report on MBS, Khashoggi murder

He pointed out that CIA reports before the 2003 invasion of Iraq that said Saddam Hussein was producing chemical weapons were proved to be “absolutely false,” despite then-Secretary of State Colin Powell saying it was “a slam-dunk conclusion.”

“The CIA is not necessarily the best measure of creditable intelligence reporting or intelligence assessment,” Al Faisal added.

CIA was ‘proved wrong before,’ Saudi ex-intel boss says after report on MBS, Khashoggi murder

He pointed out that CIA reports before the 2003 invasion of Iraq that said Saddam Hussein was producing chemical weapons were proved to be “absolutely false,” despite then-Secretary of State Colin Powell saying it was “a slam-dunk conclusion.”

“The CIA is not necessarily the best measure of creditable intelligence reporting or intelligence assessment,” Al Faisal added.