Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Isn't The CIA Supposed To Be Accountable To Congress?

The Congress requested the inspector general of the CIA to investigate intelligence failures prior to September 11, 2001 and also into what has been done since then to remedy the system that produced those failures. Apparently, the Bush Administration is telling the CIA to withhold the IG's report until after the election, because it names names and calls out senior administration officials for responsibility.

Have there really not been any previous incidents when the Congress has asked the CIA to produce a report, the CIA has written the report, then refused to deliver it without having a "national security" explanation for its refusal?

No comments: