National Intelligence Estimate/Articles & Commentary 2003-2005
This article is part of the Center for Media & Democracy's focus on the fallout of nuclear "spin."
The following are articles & commentary for 2003-2005 related to the main article National Intelligence Estimate.
- James Risen, CIA examining intelligence about Iraq's weapons threat, Houston Chronicle, June 3, 2003.
- James Risen, Spy report on Iraq's weapons questioned. Intelligence estimate may have been wrong, SFGate.com, June 4, 2003.
- John Diamond, Ex-CIA Director Says Administration Stretched Facts on Iraq, USAToday, June 18, 2003: "Former CIA director Stansfield Turner accused the Bush administration Tuesday of 'overstretching the facts' about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction in making its case for invading that country."
- Walter Pincus and Dana Priest, Lawmakers Begin Iraq Intelligence Hearings. White House Continues To Defend War Decision, Washington Post, June 19, 2003.
- Walter Pincus, Report Cast Doubt on Iraq-Al Qaeda Connection, Washington Post, June 21, 2003.
- "CIA Whites Out Controversial Estimate on Iraq Weapons; Main Subject of Today's Senate Intelligence Report Remains Largely Secret; Agency Censors Document Despite Public CIA Speeches, Testimony, Statements," The National Security Archive, July 9, 2004.
- Knut Royce, CIA Doubted Uranium Report, Mail-Archive.com, July 11, 2003.
- Statement by George J. Tenet, Director of Central Intelligence, on July 11, 2003.
- CIA approved Iraq uranium claim: Bush, ABCNews.online, July 11, 2003.
- CIA Chief Eats Humble Pie over Claim, July 14, 2003.
- Sridhar Krishnaswami, U.S. officials defend Niger reference, The Hindu, July 15, 2003.
- David E. Sanger, AFTER THE WAR: THE SPEECH; A Shifting Spotlight on Uranium Sales, New York Times, July 15, 2003.
- New Details Emerge on Uranium Claim and Bush's Speech, MiddleEastInfo, July 17, 2003.
- Declassified CIA Documents on Iraq Show Divided Intelligence Community, WSVN.com, July 18, 2003.
- US Releases Documents to Counter Criticism over Iraq Intelligence. "The US White House on Friday released declassified intelligence documents citing 'compelling evidence' about Iraq's attempt to reconstitute its nuclear program,in an effort to counter criticism that it used flawed data to justify the Iraq war", PeopleDaily.com.cn, July 19, 2003.
- Bill Gertz, FBI probing forged papers on Niger uranium, Washington Times, July 19, 2003.
- Iraq nuke evidence was thin, experts say, USAToday.com, July 19, 2003.
- Walter Pincus, Pre-war intelligence viewed Saddam attack as unlikely, Washington Post (SeattleTimes), July 21, 2003.
- Gary Schmitt, Bush's Credibility & Iraq's WMD, Project for the New American Century, July 21, 2003.
- Dafna Linzer and John J. Lumpkin, Experts: Iraqi drones aren't for WMDs, AP, July 25, 2003.
- William M. Arkin, A Thin Basis for War, CommonDreams, July 27, 2003.
- Michael Isikoff and Evan Thomas (Newsweek), Follow the Yellowcake Road. What began as a minor Italian mystery is now a drama testing Bush's credibility as never before. Inside the Iraqi intel wars, MSNBC.com, July 28, 2003.
- William Kristol, Bush Suckers the Democrats, From the July 28, 2003 issue of the Weekly Standard: Anatomy of a scandal that wasn't.
- Raymond McGovern, The Paper Trail To War, Tom Paine reprint, August 8, 2003; originally published August 5, 2003 by the Miami Herald as Intelligence shouldn't exist just to serve policy.
- CIA stands by Iraq intelligence, The Mercury.news.com.au, August 11, 2003.
- Joe Conason, Iraq's Terror Allies Yet to Be Discovered, New York Observer, September 22, 2003.
- Intelligence on the Eve of War, New York Times Op-Ed, February 1, 2004: "Without doubt the most important intelligence document leading up to the invasion [of Iraq] was a National Intelligence Estimate hastily assembled and presented to Congress shortly before the vote on a resolution authorizing the use of force in Iraq. This document contended that Iraq had chemical and biological weapons in hand, as well as active programs to enhance its capabilities in all areas. ... This pivotal analysis is striking for the way it minimizes dissenting views on Iraq's capabilities."
- "CIA's Bleak Outlook On Iraq. Contrary To Bush Team's Optimism, Civil War Seen As Possibility," CBS News/Associated Press, September 16, 2004.
- Doublas Jehl, "CIA Analysis Holds Bleak Vision for Iraq's Future," Seattle Post-Intelligencer (Common Dreams), September 16, 2004.
- Austin Bay, "Touted National Intelligence Estimate Out of Date," Strategy Page, September 21, 2004.
- "Democrats blast Iraq handling as report says war has increased threat," Associated Press (USA TODAY), September 25, 2006.
- AJ in DC, "National Intelligence Estimate on terrorism," AMERICAblog, September 27, 2006.
- Dafna Linzer, "Iran Is Judged 10 Years From Nuclear Bomb. U.S. Intelligence Review Contrasts With Administration Statements," Washington Post, August 2, 2005.