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AP: W.Va. Senator Pushes for Intel Rehab

The CIA’s push to seal large sections of a Senate committee’s report on the agency’s prewar assessment of the threat posed by Iraq is another sign the nation’s intelligence system must be revamped, Sen. Jay Rockefeller told The Associated Press on Monday. “The problem with the intelligence community is getting them to shift from the cold war,” he said. “Classifying things is a Washington mania, and in the intelligence community even more so, and they often withhold things from each other.” The Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence has largely finished a 400-page report expected to be highly critical of the intelligence community’s prewar intelligence on Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction and his ties to terrorist groups. Rockefeller is the ranking Democrat on the panel. Full Story

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