Summary Judgment

Who bears more responsibility for overstating the significance of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) program in the months leading up to the war--the CIA, which gathered the intelligence now in question, or the White House, which may have pumped up that intelligence for its own purposes? A knowledgeable source tells TIME that the Senate Intelligence Committee, looking for answers, is ready to renew a request for the summary prepared for the President of an October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE)--the consensus of intelligence agencies--on Iraq. The White House previously denied such a request, calling the document privileged. But a source...

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