/*PenDragn: RE: CIA Learned in '02 That Bin Laden Had No Iraq Ties, Report Says*/

9.15.2006

RE: CIA Learned in '02 That Bin Laden Had No Iraq Ties, Report Says

According to the three Republicans, the CIA said it did not disseminate the intelligence about the lack of a Hussein-bin Laden connection because "it did not provide anything new."

But other information obtained at the same time from the same source that paralleled what administration officials were saying was immediately passed on to "alert" the president and other senior policymakers, the three Republicans said. A "highly restricted intelligence report" conveyed the source's claim that although Iraq had no nuclear weapon, Hussein was covertly developing one and had stockpiled chemical weapons, according to the committee members.


Hmmm hmm!

And that would be George Tenet's CIA that didn't pass the info on. (Though it wouldn't have been listened to anyway.

But the important point could be the Bill Clinton did not want George Tenet as CIA and Intelligence chief, he wanted Anthony Lake. The Republican controlled Congress told Clinton that George Tenet was the only name they would confirm. (From Richard A. Clarke "Against All Enemies")