Democrats: CIA is out to get us

Democrats: CIA is out to get us

There are 7 comments on the www.politico.com story from May 13, 2009, titled Democrats: CIA is out to get us. In it, www.politico.com reports that:

Dems, including Sen. Carl Levin, charge that the CIA has released documents about congressional briefings on waterboarding in order to deflect blame away from itself.

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“42”

Since: Sep 07

Everywhere theres air

#1 May 13, 2009
Of course they are. You send them out to do a thing, then throw them under the bus when it becomes political.
Shame on the Dems.
VoteVets org

Brooklyn, NY

#3 May 13, 2009
Cheney, Bush and Habbush
Aug 21, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/64stlm
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on a book tour in which she is being hounded by activists and questioned about her declaration that “impeachment is off the table.” She responded on the TV talk show “The View,”“If somebody had a crime that the president had committed, that would be a different story.”
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind may have provided the evidence she doesn’t want to see. Suskind has just published a book called “The Way of the World.” He makes an explosive charge: that the Bush administration instructed the CIA to forge a letter that would support its claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and was linked to al-Qaida. He also charged that the person whose name is on the forged letter, the former head of Iraqi intelligence, the man who was the jack of diamonds in the U.S. military’s “most wanted” deck of cards, Tahir Jalil Habbush, was given $5 million in hush money. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080820_...

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06 Aug 2008 -- Times - White House 'buried British intelligence on Iraq WMDs'/ 06 August 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/d3msx4
Suskind said that at the beginning of 2003 MI6 sent one of its top agents, Michael Shipster, to the region. Mr Shipster held secret meetings in Jordan with Tahir Jalil Habbush, the head of Iraqi Intelligence. The meetings were confirmed by Nigel Inkster, former assistant director of MI6.
Mr Inkster also confirmed that Mr Shipster was told by Mr Habbush that there were no illicit weapons in Iraq. Mr Inkster refused to comment last night.
MI6 told Tony Blair before the invasion of Iraq that a high-placed Iraqi source said that Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. The intelligence was passed to the US but was buried by the White House, according to a new book.
The book claimed that the former Prime Minister sent a top British spy to the Middle East in 2003 — three months before the invasion — to dig up enough intelligence to avoid war but that President Bush and Dick Cheney, the Vice-President, dismissed any claims or possible evidence that would stop military action.
In The Way of the World, the Pulitzer prize-winning author Ron Suskind also claimed that the White House ordered the CIA to forge a backdated, handwritten letter purportedly from the head of Iraqi Intelligence to Saddam. The letter, which came to light nine months after the invasion, was meant to demonstrate a link between the Baathist regime and al-Qaeda.

The forgery, adamantly denied by the White House, was passed to a British journalist in Baghdad and written about as if genuine by The Sunday Telegraph on December 14, 2003. The article received significant attention in the US and provided the White House with a new rationale for the invasion, Suskind claimed. The White House called the allegation absurd.
Suskind said that at the beginning of 2003 MI6 sent one of its top agents, Michael Shipster, to the region. Mr Shipster held secret meetings in Jordan with Tahir Jalil Habbush, the head of Iraqi Intelligence. The meetings were confirmed by Nigel Inkster, former assistant director of MI6.
Mr Inkster also confirmed that Mr Shipster was told by Mr Habbush that there were no illicit weapons in Iraq. Mr Inkster refused to comment last night.
http://www.iiss.org/whats-new/iiss-in-the-pre...
VoteVets org

Brooklyn, NY

#4 May 13, 2009
Paul Pillar served for 30 years as an analyst at the CIA, finishing his career as the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia.
Question: At least the way the story is told by [journalist] Bob Woodward, is that even then the president is asking Rumsfeld to begin war plans.[Counterterrorism expert] Richard Clarke reports that [there is] lots of conversation about "Let's get ready." That's the fall [of 2001]. You're the Middle East guy for the Central Intelligence Agency, and you're not receiving any formal requests, any requests for information, any intelligence requests?...
Pillar
I did not receive any requests from a policy-maker on Iraq until about a year into the war. Now, this is to be distinguished from our military, which was doing a lot of the planning work and making many, many requests, usually at other levels, but some of my colleagues in the National Intelligence Council were involved in supporting the military planning. But no, I did not.

Q
A year into the war meaning when?

Pillar
Meaning close to mid-2004.... Remember, things like the infamous National Intelligence Estimate [NIE] on weapons of mass destruction, which was published in the fall of 2002, that was not requested by the administration; that was requested by Congress.

Q
Wait a minute. The Bush administration, the vice president, president, did not ever ask the Central Intelligence Agency for an intelligence assessment?

Pillar
I want to be precise. From my seat on the National Intelligence Council,... not just the CIA but the entire intelligence community,... no, I did not receive any request on Iraq.... There were other requests being made, from DIA to CIA, particularly by the military as they faced their very awesome job of planning.

Q
But not the vice president?

Pillar
No, sir.

Q
Not the president? Not the national security adviser?

Pillar
The course had already been set.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darks...

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#5 May 15, 2009
If the CIA were motivated to 'get' someone, they would anticipate the 'run' to the camera.

“42”

Since: Sep 07

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#6 May 15, 2009
RayOne wrote:
If the CIA were motivated to 'get' someone, they would anticipate the 'run' to the camera.
If CIA were out to get someone, I think that someone would be got. If they are out to get Pelosi, and they have every right at this point, she should just call it and pack.

Since: Feb 07

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#7 May 16, 2009
They may be out to get the Pres. and wants Nancy to be the foil.
donkeyman

Mc Lean, VA

#8 May 16, 2009
yea, its all a vast right wing conspiracy led by bush and chaney. yea, thats what it is, their comming to get me,yea.

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