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  • On Hardball: Worried Next Terror Attack Could Strengthen Tea Party

    05/04/2010 5:20:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 33 replies · 986+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/4/10 | Geoff "don't call me Charles" Dickens
    Chris Matthews, on Tuesday's Hardball, brought on two former CIA officials to discuss the latest terror attack, and the MSNBC host agreed with Tyler Drumheller that the most recent attacker was motivated by his house being foreclosed on and also agreed with Robert Baer who feared another attack could lead to "The Tea Party being strengthened" which could lead to "people blaming the White House for a situation it didn't create." Baer also hit Matthews' sweet spot of talking points when he went on to warn that the last successful terror attack "got us into a war in Iraq we...
  • Senate probes clash over CIA reports on Iraq arms (Iraqi official who told U.S. that Iraq had WMD)

    09/16/2006 3:30:59 PM PDT · by ikez78 · 26 replies · 1,028+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-25-06 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate panel has begun an inquiry to determine what a top official in Saddam Hussein's government told the CIA about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in late 2002 as the Bush administration made its case for war. ADVERTISEMENT The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence said in a September 8 report that it launched the investigation after the CIA's former chief of European clandestine operations appeared on the CBS' "60 Minutes" news magazine in April. The official, Tyler Drumheller, told CBS that the Iraqi government source had said Iraq had no active unconventional weapons program. Drumheller's...
  • Bush's CIA Critic Claim Exposed as Untrue

    09/13/2006 7:52:05 AM PDT · by harpu · 51 replies · 2,316+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 9/13/06 | Ron Kessler (Washington Wire)
    WASHINGTON — In a "60 Minutes" interview on April 23, Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA's Europe division, made a sensational charge. He claimed that President Bush and his White House ignored intelligence before the invasion of Iraq indicating that Saddam Hussein had no had weapons of mass destruction. On the CBS-TV show, and in subsequent media interviews that appeared throughout the world, Drumheller said that the White House was excited about the fact that the CIA was getting information straight from Naji Sabri, the then Iraqi foreign minister. But when the White House found out this source...
  • Bush's CIA Critic Claim Exposed as Untrue (More CIA Attempts to Undermine Bush and Sell Books)

    09/14/2006 9:21:47 PM PDT · by MikeA · 16 replies · 1,008+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 09/13/06 | Ronald Kessler
    WASHINGTON -- In a "60 Minutes" interview on April 23, Tyler Drumheller, a former chief of the CIA's Europe division, made a sensational charge. He claimed that President Bush and his White House ignored intelligence before the invasion of Iraq indicating that Saddam Hussein had no had weapons of mass destruction. On the CBS-TV show, and in subsequent media interviews that appeared throughout the world, Drumheller said that the White House was excited about the fact that the CIA was getting information straight from Naji Sabri, the then Iraqi foreign minister. But when the White House found out this source...
  • Top Spy’s Story on Prewar Intel Is Finally Told

    04/29/2006 1:02:21 PM PDT · by visitor · 51 replies · 1,533+ views
    truthdig.com ^ | Posted on Apr. 25, 2006 | Robert Scheer
    Robert Scheer: Top Spy’s Story on Prewar Intel Is Finally Told http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20060425_prewar_intel_iraq_iran/ Posted on Apr. 25, 2006 By Robert Scheer “The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy.” —Tyler Drumheller, formerly CIA’s top spy in Europe Confession time: In fall 2004, during a crucial presidential election campaign, I made the mistake of playing by corporate media rules that amount to self-censorship. Specifically, I joined other journalists in denying the public the right to learn of a definitive investigative report by CBS’ “60 Minutes” on President Bush’s disregard...
  • A Spy Speaks Out

    04/23/2006 4:36:06 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies · 1,338+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 21 | Staff
    A CIA official who had a top role during the run-up to the Iraqi war charges the White House with ignoring intelligence that said there were no weapons of mass destruction or an active nuclear program in Iraq. The former highest ranking CIA officer in Europe, Tyler Drumheller, also says that while the intelligence community did give the White House some bad intelligence, it also gave the White House good intelligence — which the administration chose to ignore