Congress Seeks to Grill Tenet and Rice on Yellowcake Lies

15 de may de 2007

<body><div id="article"><tr><td height="28" valign="middle" width="184"></td><td valign="middle" width="185"></td></tr><h1>Congress Seeks to Grill Tenet and Rice on Yellowcake Lies</h1><p>May 15 (EIRNS)--The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has secured the cooperation of former CIA Director George Tenet in its investigation of faked pre war Iraq intelligence, according to the Washington daily <em>The Hill</em> today.</p><p>Tenet has agreed to appear for a closed-door deposition regarding the claim that Saddam Hussein had sought uranium ore (yellowcake) from Niger, one of the key lies used to dupe Americans into believing that Iraq was building weapons of mass destruction.</p><p>Committee Chairman Henry Waxman also announced that a hearing scheduled with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been postponed from May 15 to June 19, 2007. The hearing is being postponed to allow former CIA Director George Tenet to testify with Secretary Rice and to accommodate Secretary Rice's travel schedule, according to the website of the House Oversight Committee.</p><p>The Committee also sent a letter to Stephen Hadley, the National Security Advisor, who was the deputy to then-National Security Adviser Rice at the time the yellowcake lie surfaced in 2003.</p></div></body>