The Secret Program the CIA Wouldn't Tell Congress

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Recently House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began a political firestorm by accusing the Bush-era CIA of lying to Congress about waterboarding and other activities. Then, CIA Director Leon Panetta reportedly briefed the House Intelligence Committee about a secret program he was told about after months on the job. Seven Democratic committee members then released a letter saying Panetta acknowledged that the matter had never been vetted with Congress. In today's Wall Street Journal, Siobhan Gorman reports that the initiative Panetta terminated was an effort to carry out an order from President Bush in the aftermath of September 11.




Warren Olney