Thursday, December 09, 2004

In July 2004, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued a 500-page unanimous report setting out a long list of instances where the CIA or its leaders made statements about Iraq's WMD and, to a lesser extent, links to al-Qaeda which were significantly more certain than the underlying intelligence reporting and more certain than their earlier findings. In fact, the first overall conclusion on WMD in the SSCI report is that "Most of the major key judgments in the Intelligence Community's October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), Iraq's Continuing Programs for Weapons of Mass Destruction, either overstated or were not supported by, the underlying intelligence reporting."
from speech Levin Supports Bipartisan Intelligence Reform Bill Despite Key Omissions Strengthening Congressional Oversight
have these facts been adequately reported and made clear to the public?

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