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The next day, Energy Department officials ticked off a long list of reasons why the tubes did not appear well suited for centrifuges. Simply put, the analysis concluded that the tubes were THE WRONG SIZE - too narrow, too heavy, too long - to be of much practical use in a centrifuge.
The tubes now sought by Iraq had precisely the same dimensions - A PERFECT MATCH [for combustion chambers for slim rockets fired from launcher pods.].
But several Congressional and intelligence officials with access to the 15 assessments said not one of them informed senior policy makers of the Energy Department's dissent [over usability of the 'aluminum tubes' for a centrifuge]
"They NEVER LAY OUT THE OTHER CASE," one Congressional official said of those C.I.A. assessments.
Originally posted by vatar
I guess we should get rid of classified information period. Is the way to make everyone safe to give everyone all of the information? Have you ever heard of 'confidential,' 'secret,' and 'top secret'?
Vatar, when the "top secret" thing that Bush is keeping a secret is the fact Iraq has no WMDs, then tells congress Saddam has them, that is wrong.
The tubes now sought by Iraq had precisely the same dimensions - a perfect match [for slim rockets fired from launcher pods].
That finding was published May 9, 2001, in the Daily Intelligence Highlight, a secret Energy Department newsletter published on Intelink, a Web site for the intelligence community and the White House.
Yes, it was theoretically possible, but as an Energy Department analyst later told Senate investigators, it was also theoretically possible to "turn your new Yugo into a Cadillac."
But several Congressional and intelligence officials with access to the 15 assessments said not one of them informed senior policy makers of the Energy Department's dissent.
"They never lay out the other case," one Congressional official said of those C.I.A. assessments.