Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Hitchens vs. the CIA

An angry VP and a cowed CIA director. Via Kevin Drum Hitchens argues that Saddam and Zarqawi had lots going on. But the CIA begs to differ. The VP isn't happy.
Cheney reacted with fury, screaming at the briefer that CIA was trying to get John Kerry elected by contradicting the president's stance that Saddam had supported terrorism and therefore needed to be overthrown. The hapless briefer was shaken by the vice president's outburst, and the incident was reported back to Goss, who indicated that he was reluctant to confront the vice president's staff regarding it.
Perhaps the Company, after being poorly used by the White House, is giving its endorsement to regime change.

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