Report Raps Ex-White House Pair on Iraq Claims

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) The allegation is from Rep. Henry Waxman. It's in a Waxman memo to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which Waxman chairs.

Iraq's alleged attempt to buy uranium was one of the
justifications for the Bush administration's decision to go to war.
The claim has since been repudiated.

Waxman says his investigation showed the CIA had warned at least
four National Security Council officials not to let Bush cite the
questionable intelligence in three speeches in 2002. The sentences
were stripped out of those speeches but made it into the State of
the Union address.

Waxman also expresses skepticism about assertions by
then-national security adviser Condoleezza Rice that she was
unaware of the CIA's doubts about the claim before Bush's speech.

The committee's Republicans do not endorse Waxman's report.


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