July 11, 2003
fingers

So while the white house is driving for Tenet's head, Powell's tête may be along for the ride (and hopefully Condi's will be dragged along, since this puts paid to the idea that the Niger-is-fake never came up above the "bowels" of the intelligence apparatus): via The New Republic's &c, "Powell's office received a definitive intelligence assessment about the validity of the Niger-procurement claim from his own department in March 2002--ten months before the State of the Union address. Yet as late as December of that year, the State Department was still publicly treating the Niger-procurement claim as credible..."

Posted by dbrown at July 11, 2003 04:56 PM
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