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    This page contains excerpts from government reports, signed by elected officials.

04-SIC9 on May 8, 2004

Decided Jul 9, 2004
Report: the Senate Intelligence Committee unanimous report on Iraq
Source: The Senate Intelligence Committee unanimous report on 9/11
  • Conclusion 83. The Committee did not find any evidence that Administration officials attempted to coerce, influence or pressure analysts to change their judgments related to Iraq's weapons of mass destruction capabilities.
  • Conclusion 84. The Committee found no evidence that the Vice President's visits to the Central Intelligence Agency were attempts to pressure analysts, were perceived as intended to pressure analysts by those who participated in the briefings on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs, or did pressure analysts to change their assessments.
  • Conclusion 102. The Committee found that none of the analysts or other people interviewed by the Committee said that they were pressured to change their conclusions related to Iraq's links to terrorism. After 9/11, however, analysts were under tremendous pressure to make correct assessments, to avoid missing a credible threat, and to avoid an intelligence failure on the scale of 9/11. As a result, the Intelligence Community's assessments were bold and assertive in pointing out potential terrorist links. For instance, the June 2002 Central Intelligence Agency assessment Iraq and al-Qaida: Interpreting a Murky Relationship was, according to its Scope Note, "purposefully aggressive" in drawing connections between Iraq and al-Qaida in an effort to inform policymakers of the potential that such a relationship existed. All of the participants in the August 2002 coordination meeting on the September 2002 version of Iraqi Support/or Terrorism interviewed by the Committee agreed that while some changes were made to the paper as a result of the participation of two Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy staffers, their presence did not result in changes to their analytical judgments.

  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Administration did not pressure CIA on WMD conclusions

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Democrats participating in 04-SIC9

Evan Bayh s1sIN Former Democratic Senator 
Richard Durbin s1sIL Democratic Sr Senator 
John Edwards s1sNC Former Democrat Senator; retired to run for President, 2004 
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Barbara Mikulski s1sMD Democratic Sr Senator 
John Rockefeller s1sWV Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr Senator 

Republicans participating in 04-SIC9

Kit Bond s1sMO Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2010) 
Saxby Chambliss s1sGA Republican Sr Senator (retiring 2014) 
Mike DeWine s1sOH Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006) 
Chuck Hagel s1sNE Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 
Orrin Hatch s1sUT Republican Sr Senator 
Trent Lott s1sMS Former Republican Senator (MS, 1989-2007) 
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator 
Olympia Snowe s1sME Republican Sr Senator 
John Warner s1sVA Former Republican Senator (retired 2008) 

Independents participating in 04-SIC9

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 8
Republicans: 9
Independents: 0

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