Former U.S. Spy Chief: White House Misused Intel
Posted on Feb 11, 2006
Reuters—A former CIA official who coordinated U.S. intelligence on the Middle East during the Iraq invasion accused the White House of misusing prewar intelligence to justify its case for war.
Paul Pillar, who was national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005, also said the Senate intelligence committee and a presidential commission overlooked evidence that the Bush administration politicized the intelligence process to support White House policymakers. | story
Truthdig says: This is a big deal: it’s the same unnerving story we heard firsthand from Richard Clarke when he left the White House.