Friday, December 16, 2005

Bush Lied!

Hat tip to Josh
President Bush says Congress saw the same intelligence he did in the lead-up to the war in Iraq. So Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) asked the non-partisan Congressional Research Service to look into the matter and report back whether or not what the president said is true.

They reported back today. The verdict: not true.
Congressional Access to Intelligence Information Not Routinely Provided in Four Areas

The executive branch generally does not routinely share with Congress four general types of intelligence information:

-the identities of intelligence sources; [NO, THEY SHARE THAT INFO WITH REPORTERS]
the "methods" employed by the Intelligence Community
-raw" intelligence, which can be unevaluated or "lightly" evaluated intelligence
- certain written intelligence products tailored to the specific needs of the President and other high-level executive branch policymakers.

Classified Intelligence Products Which Generally Are Not Routinely Shared With Congress

The President's Daily Brief (PDB)
Presidential Daily Brief Memoranda
Senior Executive Memoranda
National Terrorism Brief (NTB)
The Director's Daily Report
Red Cell analyses
Raw intelligence
TDs (Telephonic Disseminations)
Chief of Station (COS) Reports


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