C-SPAN: Flynt Leverett, Wash. Journal

C-SPAN: Flynt Leverett, Wash. Journal
Thu Dec 21, 2006 17:05
 

 
12/21/06 C-SPAN: Flynt Leverett, Wash. Journal
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C-SPAN: Flynt Leverett,
Former CIA Official Exposes Bush Administration Fraud

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Former CIA Official Exposes Bush Administration Fraud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a3Bfox0k4g

12/20/06 "The Charles Goyetter Show" 1100 AM Phx Az
Re: White House Censor of Gov. Official
RE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER — C-SPAN: Flynt Leverett,
AUDIO: 7 AM TO 8 AM
http://www.apfn.net/pogo/A003I061220AMcc3.MP3

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A New “Spycatcher” (Flynt Leverett)
SF.Indymedia.org, CA - Dec 19, 2006
"Flynt Leverett, a former senior director for Middle East affairs at the National Security Council, or NSC, and a former CIA analyst, said the White House ...
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Flynt Leverett Blasts White House National Security Council Censorship of Former White House Officials Critical of Bush Policies
By Steve Clemons | bio

John Bolton when he served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security was famous for pounding intelligence officials hard until they coughed up intel reports and "frames" that fit the political objectives he had in mind.

The practice of politicizing intelligence in the Bush White House seems to be continuing with "friends lists" and "enemies lists" determining who should be rewarded or punished in the "secrets-clearing process" in cases where former goverment officials publish materials on U.S. foreign policy debates.

In an unprecedented case, the White House National Security Council staff has insinuated itself into a "secrets-clearing" process normally overseen by the CIA Publications Review Board which screens the written work of former government officials to make sure that state secrets don't find their way into the op-ed pages of the New York Times, Washington Post, or in other of the nation's leading papers, journals, and books.

Flynt Leverett, a former government official who worked at the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, and on the National Security Council staff of the George W. Bush administration, is now a senior fellow and Director of the Geopolitics of Energy Initiative at the New America Foundation.

He has written numerous books, manuscripts, working papers, and many dozens upon dozens of some of the most important public policy op-ed commentary on American engagement in the Middle East and has always dutifully submitted his materials to the CIA's review process. Never -- not even once -- has been a word or item changed in anything submitted.

The White House has now forced the CIA to heavily censor a 1000 word op-ed draft planned for the New York Times that is based on a much larger product he produced under the sponsorship of the Century Foundation titled "Dealing with Tehran: Assessing US Diplomatic Options Toward Iran." (A pdf of the article can be downloaded here.)

Leverett believes that the White House is now politicizing the "secrets review" process and is rewarding those who support Bush's policies and punishing those don't.

Flynt Leverett's official statement -- sent to this blogger tonight -- follows:
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