Sunday, September 12, 2004


Hey, Wolf. If you want me to trust CNN, ask Condi about this.

Real questions.

And not from the kneeling position.

Mr. Hersh asserts that a Central Intelligence Agency analyst who visited the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the late summer of 2002 filed a report of abuses there that drew the attention of Gen. John A. Gordon, a deputy to Condoleezza Rice, the White House national security adviser.

But when General Gordon called the matter to her attention and she discussed it with other senior officials, including Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, no significant change resulted. Mr. Hersh's account is based on anonymous sources, some secondhand, and could not be independently verified.

Although a number of senior officials were briefed on the analyst's findings of abuse, the high-level White House meeting did not "dwell on" that question, but rather focused on whether some of the prisoners should not have been held at all, the book says. A White House official said Saturday that the meeting was held, but said that it was solely focused on whether people at Guantanamo were being improperly held. The official also said the C.I.A. analyst who visited the Guantanamo detention center filed a report that concerned only the question of improper detention, not abuses.

Update: Wolfie was weak as water: Gee, Dr. Rice, you wouldn't do anything like that, wouldja? Not that I can recall, Wolf. Well, that's settled.

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