Uninformed Hillary

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    red states rule Senior Member

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    Somehoe I do not think Dems will hold this against the "smartest women in the world"

    Uninformed Hillary
    June 14, 2007

    Nearly five years after Hillary Rodham Clinton made what she has described as "probably the hardest decision I have ever had to make," she finally admitted last week in public that she had not read the 90-page classified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) before casting her pivotal vote to authorize war against Iraq. The NIE was the intelligence community's most comprehensive assessment regarding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.
    Congressional leaders requested the NIE in July 2002, before voting whether to authorize war. After congressional leaders and senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee expressed particular discontent over what they perceived to be the CIA's delay in providing the NIE on Iraq's WMD, then-CIA Director George Tenet assured the committee in early September that the estimate would be forthcoming. It finally arrived Oct. 1, 10 days before the Senate would vote to authorize war against Iraq.
    The unclassified executive summary of the NIE, which the CIA posted on its Web site, essentially reflected the conclusions of the longer, classified review. But the classified version also included numerous caveats and dissents, including, for example, one from the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research, which questioned the conclusion that Iraq was rebuilding its nuclear program. It proved to be right.


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