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Bush To Declassify Only Parts Of The Leaked NIE Report

BBC Online US President George W Bush has said he will declassify parts of a leaked report that apparently concludes that the Iraq war has fuelled t

BBC Online

US President George W Bush has said he will declassify parts of a leaked report that apparently concludes that the Iraq war has fuelled terrorism.

"Some people have guessed what's in the report and concluded that going in to Iraq was a mistake. I strongly disagree," Mr Bush said.
He said the key judgements of the National Intelligence Estimate would be made public as soon as possible. Read on...

MSNBC.com

Bush said the full report shows "that, because of our successes against the leadership of al-Qaida, the enemy is becoming more diffuse and independent."

Both the chairman and the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee have urged the White House to release the material.

Using a portion of the report to attack his Iraq policy and suggest it has fanned more terrorism is "naive," Bush said.

"I think it's a mistake for people to believe that going on the offense against people that want to do harm to the American people makes us less safe," he said. Read on...

John Amato:

You'll notice the word " parts." The whole report won't be made available. Probably just the parts that help the administration look good. Remember, he's the Leaker in charge.

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