CIA's Tenet Defends Iraq Weapons Intelligence

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George Tenet broke a long public silence today with a passionate speech defending America-s worldwide intelligence operations. He conceded shortcomings in pre-war Iraq, but said his agency never warned that a threat was imminent. He also insisted that -no one told [the CIA] what to say or how to say it.- Will Tenet-s defense silence critics of America-s intelligence operations? What about the successes Tenet claimed? What was the role of US spies in capturing Al Qaeda leaders, and in unveiling the network of nuclear proliferation now admitted by Pakistan-s leading scientist, Abdul Qadeer Khan? We speak with an investigative journalist, former CIA agents, and nonproliferation and global security experts about US intelligence.
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Director Tenet on Iraq and WMD

Senator Graham's call for intelligence reform

Isikoff's article on Senate report about CIA intelligence

Los Angeles Times article on Scalia-Cheney trip

Rosen's NY Times article on Justice Scaliao

Cheney v US District Court for District of Columbia

Senator Leahy on ethics of Scalia-Cheney vacation

Supreme Court decision not to review Scalia's recusal decision (LA Times)

Leahy's response to Justice Rehnquist on recusal issue



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