10.20.2004



AlterNet: The Secret in the CIA's Back Pocket


Nobody takes responsibility in an election year. From Robert Scheer's AlterNet article today: The Secret in the CIA's Back Pocket:

The Bush administration is suppressing a CIA report on 9/11 until after the election, and this one names names. Although the report by the inspector general's office of the CIA was completed in June, it has not been made available to the Congressional intelligence committees that mandated the study almost two years ago.

'It is infuriating that a report which shows that high-level people were not doing their jobs in a satisfactory manner before 9/11 is being suppressed,' an intelligence official who has read the report told me, adding that 'the report is potentially very embarrassing for the administration, because it makes it look like they weren't interested in terrorism before 9/11, or in holding people in the government responsible afterward.'

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'What all the other reports on 9/11 did not do is point the finger at individuals, and give the how and what of their responsibility. This report does that,' said the intelligence official. 'The report found very senior-level officials responsible.'
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This is incredibly aggravating.



comments:

Scheer raises a lot of important issues in his weekly LA Times column. Check out www.robertscheer.com for more info, past articles, etc. Glad to see you picked up on the astounding story. Hopefully others will as well!
 



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