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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 09:02 PM
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CIA changes Baghdad station chief-US official
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N20559904.htm

WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Facing a relentless insurgency in Iraq, the CIA has replaced its Baghdad station chief with one of its most experienced officers to oversee the spy agency's largest presence in a foreign country in history, a senior U.S. intelligence official said on Friday.

"There has been a change in leadership there," the official told Reuters on condition of anonymity.

The Bush administration has been under heavy fire for what critics say was the poor quality of prewar intelligence on Iraq relating to weapons of mass destruction.

The CIA has also been taken to task since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks for not having enough Arabic-speaking spies nor adequately establishing a human intelligence-gathering network in the region.

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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 09:10 PM
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1. Word of the year
it is the CIA fault. Not the wh.
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