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The leaked memo was big news in parts of the world.
Mon Oct 31, 2005 13:35

This White House Scandal Finally Tips the Scale!

The leaked memo was big news in parts of the world.
Katharine Gun, a British former government employee, faced two years imprisonment in England for the "crime"
of telling the truth. She was charged with leaking an embarrassing U.S. intelligence memo indicating that the
U.S. had mounted a spying "surge" against U.N. delegations in early 2003 in an effort to win approval of the
Iraq war resolution. The leaked memo was big news in parts of the world.
The Katherine Gun Case -- Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA)

10/31/05 - The Charles Goyette Show - Katharine Gun Interview
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Doctor who exposed Blair found murdered
Death deals devastating blow to Iraq arms hunt


Part of CIA-leak case a mystery
Seattle Times, United States - 9 hours ago
... But when Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald announced Friday that he was wrapping up his
two-year investigation of the CIA leak case, he offered only the ...

Senators want answers on CIA leak
Washington Times, DC - 11 hours ago
Republican and Democratic senators say the White House still has some explaining to do about the leak of a
CIA agent's name and that an internal investigation ...

A Leak, Then a Deluge
Did a Bush loyalist, trying to protect the case for war in Iraq, obstruct an investigation into who blew the cover of a covert CIA operative?

By Barton Gellman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, October 30, 2005; Page A01

Air Force Two arrived in Norfolk on Saturday morning, July 12, 2003, with Vice President Cheney and his chief of staff aboard. They had come "to send forth a great American ship bearing a great American name," as Cheney said from the flag-draped flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

As Cheney returned to Washington with I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the two men spoke of the news on Iraq -- the most ambitious use of the war machine Reagan built two decades before. A troublesome critic was undermining a principal rationale for the war: the depiction of Baghdad, most urgently by Cheney, as a nuclear threat to the United States.



... And the WMD Commission has found out things that we ... is that the CIA's intelligence on Iraq was faulty almost from start to finish, never mind Curveball. ...

News Release
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October 25, 2005

Today the New York Times reports that according to lawyers involved in the Valerie Plame case, Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff Lewis Libby first learned of Plame's identity from Cheney; this would appear to contradict Libby's prior testimony.

Also today, Detlev Mehlis -- the prosecutor in charge of the UN investigation into the assassination of Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister -- presents his report formally to the Security Council.

The following analysts are available for interviews:

McGovern was a 27-year career analyst with the CIA and a member of the steering committee for Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity. He said today: "As long ago as July 14, 2003, we recommended to the president that he request Cheney's resignation -- and we didn't know the half of it. Not only was Cheney a leading cheerleader for the war, but he may have had a hand in manufacturing as well as exaggerating the evidence needed to deceive Congress."
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Goodman is a former CIA and State Department analyst. He is a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and director of the Center's National Security Project. He is the author of the book Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives Are Putting the World at Risk. He said today: "It's central to understand, this isn't about leaks and sources. This is about how the administration deceived us into war."
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Editor of and author of the book Secrecy & Privilege: Rise of the Bush Dynasty from Watergate to Iraq, Parry said today: "It never made much sense that Karl Rove was the center of the scandal because he would not ordinarily have known something like the identity of a CIA agent. One of the things we learned from Watergate is that it can be the higherups who are demanding all kinds of things get done and their subordinates may or may not follow up on them." Parry recently wrote the article "The Dangerously Incomplete Hariri Report." He states: "The investigation has many holes, including failure to follow up on a mysterious van connected to the Feb. 14 bombing." In a piece today, "On Syria, the NYT Still Doesn't Get It," Parry writes: "The New York Times isn't applying lessons learned from the bogus case for war with Iraq to the looming crisis with Syria. Rather than taking a skeptical look at allegations of Syrian complicity in the murder of Lebanon's ex-prime minister, the newspaper's editorial page is making assumptions about 'meticulous' facts that may not be supported by the evidence."
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Aruri is chancellor professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; he wrote the article "Remapping the Middle East." Aruri said today: "The report relies on numerous sources, many of whom have their own agendas. I don't find anything in it that looks like a police investigation. Rather, it seems crafted to help the U.S. government, which was targeting Syria well before the Hariri assassination with the Syria Accountability Act and UN Security Council Resolution 1595. The larger goal is to reshape the strategic landscape; in the case of Syria, either through regime change or regime taming. Crippling Syria is particularly important since it is a remnant of Arab nationalism which the U.S. does not like to tolerate and which Israel does not like to deal with."
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Available for a limited number of interviews, Seale is a British journalist now living in Paris; his books include Asad of Syria and The Struggle for Syria. Seale said today: "The report points to considerable evidence and implicates major members of the regime, although quite a lot hinges on statements by single witnesses who are not identified. ... A separate issue from that of a Syrian role in the assassination of Hariri is the U.S. and Israeli pressure on Syria for their own geopolitical motives. It's clear they want to break up the strategic partnership between Iran, Syria and Hezbollah -� and Syria seems like the weakest link in that chain. ... The Anglo-American aggression in Iraq dwarfs anything the Syrians may be guilty of in Lebanon."

Paul is the executive director of the Global Policy Forum, a think tank that monitors policymaking at the United Nations.
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For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167


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