CIA Restricts One-Third of U.S. Senate WMD Report


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA has decided that about one-third of a U.S. Senate report criticizing prewar intelligence on Iraq contains secret information that should not be released to the public, intelligence sources said on Tuesday.

After reviewing the roughly 400 pages for classified data, the intelligence agency returned the report to the Senate Intelligence Committee with brackets around 30 percent to 40 percent of the contents to signal the information was secret, intelligence sources said.

The report examines the intelligence on Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion last year, including estimates that Baghdad had stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons.

President Bush justified his decision to go to war by citing a threat from Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. No large stockpiles of chemical or biological weapons have been found.
In other words, the relevant bits have been black-lined?


PartTimePongo said:
In other words, the relevant bits have been black-lined?
In other words, the bits that show we supplied the WMD and knew exactly which, what and how much they had has been black-lined. :wink:
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