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The Other National Security Office

Thursday, May 06, 2004 - 12:50 PM

Tomorrow, former ambassador Joseph Wilson will talk about his impressions of the Bush administration and his thoughts on the outing of his CIA agent wife. In the meantime, tell us what you think about this excerpt from his book, “The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Exposed My Wife's CIA Identity--A Diplomat's Memoir:”

Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson on "Vice President Cheney's own parallel national security office.":

That particular little-known organization - not accountable to Congress and virtually unknown to the American people - should be completely dismantled. Never in the history of our democracy has there been established such an influential and pervasive center of power with the ability to circumvent long-standing and accepted reporting structures and to skew decision-making practices. It has been described to me chillingly by a former senior government official as a coup d'etat within the state.

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