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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

CBS News Article -- A Spy Speaks Out

Dear Mike,

"The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy."-- Tyler Drumheller

(CBS) When no weapons of mass destruction surfaced in Iraq, President Bush insisted that all those WMD claims before the war were the result of faulty intelligence. But a former top CIA official, Tyler Drumheller � a 26-year veteran of the agency � has decided to do something CIA officials at his level almost never do: Speak out.

He tells correspondent Ed Bradley the real failure was not in the intelligence community but in the White House. He says he saw how the Bush administration, time and again, welcomed intelligence that fit the president's determination to go to war and turned a blind eye to intelligence that did not

CBS News Online

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