CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 16, 2004
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(Studio: John Roberts) Senator John Kerry’s campaign promise to double CIA funding noted.
(Pentagon: David Martin) Evidence that the White House ignored warnings about faulty intelligence before going to war in Iraq examined; details given of the Senate report’s conclusion that intelligence analysts had doubts about the accuracy of some of the information, including that from an Iraqi known as Curve Ball; State Department memo citing problematic points outlined. [Acting CIA director John McLAUGHLIN- denies distorting the evidence on Iraq.] [In February, 2003, before the U.N., Secretary of State Colin POWELL – outlines evidence of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction.]
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