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Iraq / Intelligence Report #785322

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Mar 31, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(White House: Terry Moran) The new commission report that is a blistering indictment of the intelligence community's handling of information about pre-war Iraq, on Al Qaeda & about Iran & North Korea examined; excerpts quoted about Iraq's weapons programs, the lack of spies in Iraq, the dependence on a single informant, the intelligence gaps about Al Qaeda's weapon capability. [September 26, 2002, President BUSH - says Iraq possesses chemical & biological weapons.] [August 26, 2002, Vice President Dick CHENEY - says Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction.] [February 5, 2003, Secretary of State Colin POWELL - talks about the biological weapons factory.] [Commission of Intel Regarding WMD Charles ROBB†, Judge Laurence SILBERMAN†- define the problems with the intelligence community.] The intelligence community's resistance to change noted.

Woodruff, Bob;
Moran, Terry

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