"Contrary to the mindless repetition at the time from pundits such as Sean Hannity that Congress was "looking at the same intelligence," it was not.
In the summary section called "Key Judgements" of the classified report which Bush was given, US intelligence said that Saddam Hussein would likely only support terrorist attacks on the US in self-defense, if he felt threatened. The classified National Intelligence Estimate 2002 (NEI 2002) read on page 8:"
Bush Deleted Intel Report Passage Saying Saddam Would Only Attack in Self-Defense
Could this paragraph have prevented the deaths of almost 5,000 US soldiers?
Were we duped?
Was Congress duped?
Is this prosecutable?