Tyler Drumheller's Story

Will the Media investigate?
"60 Minutes produced a segment with an interview with Tyler Drumheller, the now-retired CIA officer who was head of covert operations in Europe during the lead up to the Iraq War." Josh Marshall gets it right when he interviews Tyler himself and finds the elephant in the room.
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(CBS has video and the transcipt)

Marshall says:

"Did the Robb-Silverman Commission not hear about what Drumheller had to say? What about the Roberts Committee? He was quite clear. He was interviewed by the Robb-Silverman Commission. Three times apparently... Now, quite a few of us (me included) have been arguing for almost two years now that those reports were fundamentally dishonest in the story they told about why we were so badly misled in the lead up to war. The fact that none of Drumheller's story managed to find its way into those reports, I think, speaks volumes about the agenda that the writers of those reports were pursuing.

"But what it shows even more clearly is that none of this stuff has yet been investigated by anyone whose principal goal is not covering for the White House."

Will the media finally start asking the right questions for a change? Please don't fall for Dan Bartlett's excuses.

Atrios says: "The real point isn't the actual revelation, it's that he's revealed it before to people tasked with investigating this stuff, who promptly filed it in the circular filing cabinet."

FDL is wondering when the swiftboating will begin.


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