Wednesday, March 10, 2004

CIA Director contradicts Cheney

George Tenet, in comments to the Senate Armed Services Committee, disputed VP Cheney's assertion that Iraq had weapon stockpiles and whether there existed a relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida leader Osama Bin-Laden.

During the hearing Carl Levin and Edward Kennedy pressed Tenet hard on White House assertions about pre-war claims. This will not help the relations between the Administration and the intelligence community. It looks as though this is turning into a "He said He said" fiasco. If they're not careful this will start to steal the spotlight from Bush's stellar re-election campaign.

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