Senate Reports on Pre-War Intel to Drop at Noon Friday
's Tim Starks reports:
The Senate Intelligence Committee will release two recently declassified documents from their investigation into prewar Iraq intelligence Friday, a day after the panel voted unanimously to make the long-delayed reports publicly available. . . .
One of the reports set to be released Friday addresses the influence on intelligence analysts of the Iraqi National Congress, an exile group led by Ahmed Chalabi.
The other reviews how prewar assessments of Saddam Husseinâs weapons of mass destruction capabilities and terror ties contrasted with postwar findings. . . .
The two reports, totaling nearly 400 pages, were three years in the making. Their release at noon Friday comes as President Bush and congressional Republicans are trying to bolster their election-season case that they can be trusted more than Democrats on national security issues.
A third report, which delves into prewar intelligence that estimated conditions in postwar Iraq, could be released by the end of the month, Rockefeller said.