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Did the Bush Administration Exact Revenge for Dissent Within the Intelligence Community?

Recently, a lot of attention has been paid to the intelligence used to justify the latest Iraq war. One of the problems often cited is the administration’s insistence that American intelligence organizations provide information that would make the case for the war. The BBC and Washington Post are reporting that the US Dept. of Justice is currently investigating members of the Bush administration for compromising the identity of an intelligence agent who is married to a former US diplomat critical of the administration’s case for war. When revealing the identity of a covert agent is an action used for retribution for critical remarks of the administration and its policy, is it any wonder intelligence suffers?

Posted by cjkarr at September 28, 2003 10:22 PM