Monday, April 30, 2007

How conflicts between the Bush Administration and the intelligence community marred the reporting on Iraq’s weapons.

The Stovepipe

by Seymour M. Hersh
October 27, 2003

Since midsummer, the Senate Intelligence Committee has been attempting to solve the biggest mystery of the Iraq war: the disparity between the Bush Administration’s prewar assessment of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction and what has actually been discovered.

"The analysts at the C.I.A. were beaten down defending their assessments. And they blame George Tenet", the C.I.A. director "for not protecting them. I've never seen a government like this."

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