Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Gunsmoke

Key Bush Intelligence Briefing Kept From Hill Panel

By Murray Waas, special to National Journal
© National Journal Group Inc.
Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005

Ten days after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, President Bush was told in a highly classified briefing that the U.S. intelligence community had no evidence linking the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein to the attacks and that there was scant credible evidence that Iraq had any significant collaborative ties with Al Qaeda, according to government records and current and former officials with firsthand knowledge of the matter.

The information was provided to Bush on September 21, 2001 during the "President's Daily Brief," a 30- to 45-minute early-morning national security briefing. Information for PDBs has routinely been derived from electronic intercepts, human agents, and reports from foreign intelligence services, as well as more mundane sources such as news reports and public statements by foreign leaders.

See the rest at the National Journal

2 Comments:

Blogger halcyon67 said...

I did not hear about this, not that I would watching the media that we have.

But for some reason I am not surprised. Nothing surprises me anymore. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing.

11:58 AM  
Blogger PoliShifter said...

Cunningham pled guilty...

2:13 PM  

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