CIA Official Refused Role in Powell’s Iraq Speech, Morell Writes

Michael Morell, former deputy director and acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Photographer: Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg

The CIA’s top analyst recused herself from clearing the intelligence used in then-Secretary of State Colin Powell’s 2003 speech to the United Nations describing Iraq’s alleged arsenal of biological and chemical weapons, according to a new book by the spy agency’s former acting director.

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