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WASHINGTON, DC - June 05: Senate Select Intelligence Vice Chairman Christopher S. bond, D-Mo., during a news conference on a report on pre-war intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration officials, in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, made several public statements about the danger of Saddam Hussein's regime that were contradicted by available intelligence at the time, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report released Thursday. The report -- along with a second that concludes Pentagon officials held "inappropriate" clandestine meetings with Iranians in Rome and Paris without informing the intelligence community -- officially ends the committee's acrimonious four-year investigation into prewar intelligence on Iraq. Democrats and Republicans exchanged fire over the reports immediately upon their release. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., highlighted the documents in a news release, while Republicans said Democrats were trying to "score election-year points." The release of the reports also deepened partisan tensions on the Intelligence panel, already high over a rewrite of foreign intelligence surveillance law. (photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - June 05: Senate Select Intelligence Vice Chairman Christopher S. bond, D-Mo., during a news conference on a report on pre-war intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration officials, in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, made several public statements about the danger of Saddam Hussein's regime that were contradicted by available intelligence at the time, according to a Senate Intelligence Committee report released Thursday. The report -- along with a second that concludes...
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