Powell was under pressure to use shaky intelligence on Iraq: report: ‘US Secretary of State Colin Powell was under persistent pressure from the Pentagon and White House to include questionable intelligence in his report on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction he delivered at the United Nations last February, a US weekly reported.
US News and World Report magazine said the first draft of the speech was prepared for Powell by Vice President Richard Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis “Scooter” Libby, in late January. According to the report, the draft contained such questionable material that Powell lost his temper, throwing several pages in the air and declaring, “I’m not reading this. This is bullshit.” ‘ Yahoo! News