Did Senators Read Pre-War Iraq Intel Report?
In September 2002, four Democratic senators-Richard Durbin (111.), Bob Graham (Fia.), Diane Feinstein (Calif.) and Carl Levin (Mich.)-asked the CIA to produce a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) detailing what was known about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs and their threat to the United States.
"I deeply believe that such an estimate is vital to congressional decision-making, and most specifically, any resolution which may come before the Senate," Feinstein wrote President Bush.
The CIA published the report on Oct. 1, 2002. The Senate voted to authorize war on Oct. 11, 2002.
Last week, a Kerry campaign release challenged the Bush Administration: …
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Publication information: Article title: Did Senators Read Pre-War Iraq Intel Report?. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Human Events. Volume: 60. Issue: 25 Publication date: July 26, 2004. Page number: 3. © Human Events Publishing, Inc. Feb 16, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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