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CIA Chief Defends Pre-War Iraq Intelligence

CIA Director George Tenet speaks to students at Georgetown University in Washington, Feb. 5, 2004. Photo: Reuters Limited

CIA Director George Tenet denies that his agency tailored information on weapons of mass destruction to build a case for war on Iraq. Follow NPR coverage:

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February 5, 2004


Tenet: CIA Never Claimed Imminent Threat

Feb. 5, 2004

Defending pre-war intelligence on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, CIA director George Tenet says his analysts "never said there was an imminent threat." Tenet says intelligence analysts came to different conclusions on the state of Iraq's weapons programs -- and made those differences clear to the Bush administration.

Tenet: CIA Never Claimed Imminent Threat



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