A Peace Offering To The CIA

When National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice is not with President George W. Bush, her deputy, Stephen Hadley, is. A longtime policy hand, he has a quiet, low-key manner that makes him a perfect person to deliver tough news to the President. That's what he did last week when he disclosed that he had belatedly found two memos from the CIA expressing serious doubts about intelligence claims that Iraq had tried to acquire uranium in Africa. He thus offered himself as the fall guy for the disputed sentence about uranium that wound up in Bush's State of the Union address. "I should...

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