Thursday, July 17, 2003

Now can we have investigations?

A day in the lie...

Tenet says official wanted Iraq claim

CIA Director George Tenet told members of Congress a White House official insisted that President Bush's State of the Union address include an assertion about Saddam Hussein's nuclear intentions that had not been verified, a Senate Intelligence Committee member said Thursday.

Source: Tenet admits never seeing final draft of Bush speech

During five hours of testimony Wednesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, CIA Director George Tenet admitted he never saw the final draft of President Bush's State of the Union address before it was delivered, a source who attended the hearing told CNN.

U.S. soldier killed in Baghdad convoy attack

A U.S. soldier was killed Wednesday in an attack on a convoy in Baghdad, bringing the number of American battle deaths in the Iraqi conflict to 148 surpassing the 147 killed in the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

Thirty-three of those deaths have come in attacks since President Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq on May 1.

Delayed departure takes its toll on morale

At the headquarters of Alpha Company, part of the 4th Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade, soldiers were called to formation Monday and Capt. Mark Miller broke the bleak news: They would not be going home within days as they had expected.

The announcement was met with silence.

“You could hear a pin drop,” said Wright. “But even though not a word was spoken, you could hear the thunder of their thoughts.”


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