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A Shifting Spotlight on Uranium Sales

The White House defense of President Bush’s State of the Union speech comes down to this: The president was technically accurate when he cited a British report alleging Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium in Africa, but he never should have said it. The evidence “did not meet the standards we use for the president,” said Condoleezza Rice, the national security adviser and the minder of Mr. Bush’s pronouncements. That is putting it politely. American intelligence agencies questioned the accuracy of the British report, and even doubted their own evidence. Now Ms. Rice and her colleagues are pointing the finger at George J. Tenet, the director of central intelligence, who never read the draft of the State of the Union speech that the White House sent him and, by his own admission, never asked that it be withdrawn. Full Story

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