So on Sunday, the NYT had the big story headlined, Spy Agencies Say Iraq War Worsens Terrorism Threat, which said:
A stark assessment of terrorism trends by American intelligence agencies has found that the American invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks. Of course, today President Bush charged that the leak of the NIE was done for political reasons [Read the White House critique here.] The President also declassified portions of the NIE.
The classified National Intelligence Estimate attributes a more direct role to the Iraq war in fueling radicalism than that presented either in recent White House documents or in a report released Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee, according to several officials in Washington involved in preparing the assessment or who have read the final document.
So how does that get posted? Not on the White House site, nor on the CIA Web site -- even in the FOIA reading room. Nor could it be found on FirstGov. They did post it on the DNI.gov site. Here is the link to the PDF if you want to read it for yourself.
Also today, the President signed the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act. And the White House is considering giving information to... bloggers!? Bring it on! cdorobek at fcw.com.
Posted by Christopher Dorobek (Moderator) on Sep 26, 2006 at 12:15 PM