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  • The real story behind the release of the CIA ‘torture’ report

    12/10/2014 5:46:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    Senate Democrats and President Obama have moved up to a whole new level of desperate. On Tuesday, Democrats in the Senate, who will lose control of the chamber in just three weeks, released a report focused on interrogation techniques — during the administration of George W. Bush. Yes, Mr. Obama is all about transparency, as long as it’s not about his administration. Despite warnings from top Obama officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, that release of the once-classified report would endanger Americans abroad, the president demanded that the United States explain its actions to — terrorists. In some ways,...
  • White House refuses to release full NIE (Nutcase Dems seem hell-bent on destruction.. Ours!)

    09/27/2006 10:23:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,137+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/27/06 | Katherine Shrader and Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - The White House refused Wednesday to release in full a previously secret intelligence assessment that depicts a growing terrorist threat and has fueled the election-season fight over the Iraq war. Press secretary Tony Snow said releasing the full report, portions of which President Bush declassified on Tuesday, would jeopardize the lives of agents who gathered the information. It would also risk the nation's ability to work with foreign governments and to keep secret its U.S. intelligence-gathering methods, Snow said, and "compromise the independence of people doing intelligence analysis." "If they think their work is constantly going to be...
  • White House Rebuts Bleak Report on Iraq

    09/24/2006 9:51:11 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 37 replies · 1,129+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 25, 2006 | Richard A. Serrano
    The White House on Sunday sharply disagreed with a new U.S. intelligence assessment that the war in Iraq is encouraging global terrorism, as Bush administration officials stressed that anti-American fervor in the Muslim world began long before the Sept. 11 attacks. Peter Watkins, a White House spokesman, declined to talk specifically about the National Intelligence Estimate, a classified analysis that represents a consensus perspective of all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies. The highly classified report, delivered to policymakers in April, is the first of its kind since the start of the Iraq war in March 2003. In it, the agencies concluded...
  • We could have stopped him

    08/19/2004 7:18:37 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 6 replies · 667+ views
    Guardian ^ | 08/19/04 | Julian Borger
    We could have stopped him The CIA has taken much of the blame for the security lapses that led to 9/11 and the false intelligence on Iraq's WMDs. But now one spy has broken ranks to point the finger at the politicians - and warn that the war on terror could plunge the US into even greater danger. By Julian Borger Friday August 20, 2004 The Guardian These are not happy times at the CIA. In the space of a few short months, two official reports have found the agency principally to blame for failing to prevent the September 11...
  • Help Make Bush Signs for the GOP Convention in Stamford, CT

    08/05/2004 9:00:34 AM PDT · by Hockey Mom II · 19 replies · 744+ views
    August 5, 2004 | Hockey Mom II
    Tonight, Thursday August 5th, the Stamford Victory '04 office is inviting Freepers to come to a "sign-making" party at the Stamford headquarters at 1150 Bedford Street in Stamford, CT from 5 PM to 8 PM. We will be making signs for the GOP Convention and can use all the help we can get. Members from the RNC will be on hand to help out as well. For any further information call us at: (203) 921-2609.

    08/05/2004 9:31:05 AM PDT · by Darko · 4 replies · 466+ views
    August 05, 2004 | Darko Trifunovic
  • Who's Sorry Now? (Good article from O'Reilly)

    07/22/2004 6:23:28 PM PDT · by jveritas · 22 replies · 1,519+ views
    July/22/04 | Bill OReilly
    At this point, we have four independent sources that say there was no lying by President Bush and British Prime Minister Blair regarding weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The 9/11 Commission, the Senate Intelligence Committee, Lord Butler's British investigation and Vladimir Putin have all stated that the WMD intelligence was faulty, but the politicians did nothing untoward. So what should be done with the people who accused Bush and Blair of intentionally lying to bring war to the world? Have you heard any of these folks apologize for their slander? I haven't. And let's take the issue one step...
  • Warner: New Report Backs Iraq WMD Claims

    07/20/2004 4:35:44 PM PDT · by renotse · 2 replies · 354+ views
    7/20/2004 | APARNA H. KUMAR
    WASHINGTON - An upcoming report will contain "a good deal of new information" backing up the Bush administration's contention that Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) pursued weapons of mass destruction, Senate Armed Services Committee (news - web sites) Chairman John Warner, R-Va., said Tuesday. The administration cited Saddam's hunger for such weapons as a main reason to invade Iraq (news - web sites) last year. "I'm not suggesting dramatic discoveries," Warner told reporters, but "bits and pieces that Saddam Hussein was clearly defying" international restrictions, "and he and his government had a continuing interest in maintaining the potential to...
  • Iraq intelligence Probes Prove Bush, Blair Weren't Fibbing

    07/20/2004 10:03:47 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 7 replies · 1,020+ views
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | July 20, 2004 | John O'Sullivan
    When President Bush and Prime Minister Blair agreed to official investigations into the intelligence failures in the runup to the war, they did so reluctantly. They had to assume that there just might be something in the files that, once exposed, would damage them. In fact, the two reports — the Senate Intelligence Committee Report in the United States and the Butler Report in Britain — have rescued both leaders. What tipped observers off to the fact that the Senate report would help Bush was that Democrats on the committee began undermining their own report as soon as it was...
  • Senate Report Clouds Leak Investigation

    07/19/2004 8:58:47 AM PDT · by OESY · 21 replies · 1,032+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2004 | DAVID S. CLOUD and GARY FIELDS
    Sparring Over Veracity Of CIA Operative's Husband Could Delay Indictments Past Election WASHINGTON -- A long-running Justice Department investigation into which Bush-administration official leaked CIA operative Valerie Plame's name is back where it started: Her husband, former diplomat Joseph Wilson, is finding his credibility under severe assault. And that could have implications for how the leak case is resolved. ... The Senate report and a similar one by British authorities released this month make clear that the question of whether Iraq sought uranium in Africa is a murky one that may never be fully resolved. The reports show that intelligence...
  • Today's "Subliminable" Message: Airs Footage of W While Asking "Who's to Blame for Intel Failure?"

    07/19/2004 4:11:16 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies · 1,428+ views
    The Today Show
    Sometimes The Today Show doesn't even have to get to an interview to indulge its liberal bias. The show opened this morning with a tease for coverage on the 9/11 Commission's report. As various images flashed on the screen, Katie intoned that the report "found a link between Al-Qaeda and Iran and called for changes in the intelligence community." Continuing her intro, Katie stated "the question remains as to who is to blame for the intelligence failures?" and suddenly the screen was filled with . . . footage of Pres. Bush strolling across the White House lawn. Very "subliminable," no?...
  • Demanding Fairness Covering the Wilson-Plame Game: My Phone Call To NIGHTLINE

    07/19/2004 12:39:30 AM PDT · by L.N. Smithee · 35 replies · 2,505+ views
    July 19, 2004 | L.N. Smithee
    Where have you gone, Joe Wilson? Now that the Senate Intelligence report has exonerated the Bush Administration of coercing policy-friendly intelligence interpretations(on top of the Senate's finding that Valerie Plame indeed recommended her hubby for the investigating it despite his colorful denials), and the UK's Butler Report reaffirms British intel's belief in Iraqi inquiries into acquiring yellowcake, I noted that all the coverage of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson-as-martyr had dried up, but it wasn't being replaced by Turns-out-Joe Wilson-is-full-of-it coverage. Last Friday morning, I called ABC News in New York, and was referred to a Nightline staffer. I mentioned to...
  • Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq

    07/18/2004 11:38:50 AM PDT · by adam_az · 9 replies · 683+ views
    US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence website ^ | July 7, 2004 | Select Committee on Intelligence, US Senate
    The report is a heavily redacted PDF file. Click on the link to download it. If anyone has a way to convert it to text format so it would be searchable, please do so!!! Some interesting excerpts: For example 'direct meetings between senior Iraqi representatives and top al Qaeda operatives took place from the early 1990s to the present,' meaning Jan, 2003 Multiple, credible sources are cited that Iraq provided al-Qaeda with various kinds of training, combat, bomb-making, along with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear training. It confirms this statement by George Tenet: "Iraq has in the past provided training...
  • Reports appear to back Bush on uranium quest

    07/17/2004 11:32:47 PM PDT · by ambrose · 26 replies · 1,340+ views
    Reports appear to back Bush on uranium quest By Richard W. Stevenson and David Johnston, The New York Times News Service July 18, 2004 WASHINGTON - Were those infamous 16 words correct after all? It has been a year and a half since President Bush's 2003 State of the Union address, in which he suggested in a single sentence that Iraq might have been trying to acquire uranium in Africa for its nuclear weapons program. Advertisement And it has been a year since the White House and the CIA acknowledged that the evidence behind that assertion was flawed, opening Bush...
  • Decoding the Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation on Iraq

    07/18/2004 12:04:08 AM PDT · by notforhire · 14 replies · 697+ views
    The Senate Intelligence Committee's report on American intelligence failures in Iraq has produced a rare and curious thing — agreement between left and right. For opposite reasons, both are pushing the absurd notion that the report told us that President Bush was not to blame for giving Americans false information about Iraq. The left has denounced the report as a whitewash that unfairly clears Mr. Bush of charges that he or his aides prodded the Central Intelligence Agency into hyping the Iraqi weapons programs, and purposefully misrepresented the threat from Saddam Hussein. The right agrees with the conclusion, and calls...
  • The Missing Link What the Senate report really says about Iraq and al Qaeda.

    07/17/2004 4:45:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 3,880+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 26, 2004 | Stephen F. Hayes
    WARNING: The page you have accessed is dependent on JAVASCRIPT which is not supported by your browser. Due to this limitation, you may experience unexpected results within this site. The Missing Link From the July 26, 2004 issue: What the Senate report really says about Iraq and al Stephen F. Hayes 07/26/2004, Volume 009, Issue 43 IN THE FLOOD OF COMMENT that greeted the Senate Intelligence Committee's 511-page report on pre-Iraq war intelligence, no one remarked upon this sentence from the document about the Iraq-al Qaeda connection: "Any indication of a relationship between these two hostile elements could...
  • Bad intelligence: Joseph Farah debunks disinfo on Iraq, warns of next al-Qaida attack

    07/16/2004 4:48:35 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 639+ views ^ | Friday, July 16, 2004 | Joseph Farah
    Friday, July 16, 2004 Bad intelligence Posted: July 16, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Joseph Farah © 2004 The Senate Intelligence Committee has issued a report telling us what we all already knew – that U.S. intelligence agencies have let us down. I thought we all knew that on Sept. 11. Is it really a shock that the most profound failure of U.S. intelligence since Pearl Harbor wasn't fixed a year later, two years later or even three? It's not shocking to me. But the report is being exploited to the max by politically desperate adversaries of the Bush administration. Instead, what...
  • BUSH TOLD TRUTH ON IRAQ -- Will Democrats Drop Their Wartime Demagoguery?

    07/16/2004 7:42:46 AM PDT · by Apolitical · 17 replies · 987+ views
    It wasn't President Bush who misled America. It was partisan Democrats, who risked national morale during war to advance their partisan interest....
  • CIA's fumbles

    07/16/2004 12:18:16 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 185+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, July 16, 2004 | By Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Washington CIA's fumblesBy Terence P. JeffreyPublished July 16, 2004 The Senate Select Intelligence Committee report on prewar U.S. intelligence in Iraq inspires two unexpected questions: (1) Why didn't more elected officials question the Central Intelligence Agency the way Vice President Dick Cheney did? (2) Did any politicians question the CIA enough?     Americans have grown accustomed to the manifest excellence of our armed forces. When our elected leaders told them to take Iraq, they did it in a matter of weeks, with remarkably little collateral damage or loss of life. Government doesn't get any more efficient than the 3rd...
  • The Reality of Saddam’s Threat: The U.S. could not have delayed dealing with Saddam Hussein.

    07/15/2004 2:06:33 PM PDT · by drb9 · 2 replies · 443+ views
    National Review ^ | June 13, 2004 | David B. Rivkin, Jr. & Lee A. Casey
    On Friday, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its "Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Pre-war Intelligence Assessment on Iraq." Although this report concluded that the Bush administration did not seek to "coerce, influence or pressure analysts to change their judgments related to Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities," thereby decisively rebutting the oft-invoked charge that the administration had pushed the intelligence community to find a threat from Iraq, the president's opponents have been busy spinning the report's conclusions as evidence that Saddam Hussein simply posed no meaningful threat to the United States. They now assert that Saddam's Iraq...