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ParanoidPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-04 11:40 PM
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21. No, it was 1 and 1/2 pages long, it's a 'typo'.....
For a lot more information on other declassified PDB's read this from
..... http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB116 /

The President's Daily Brief Coverup




By Thomas S. Blanton

April 8, 2004



Washington, D.C., April 8 - The most contentious moments of today's nationally televised hearing of the commission investigating the September 11th terrorist attacks focused on the controversial secret intelligence briefing received by President Bush on August 6, 2001 - a top-level document called the President's Daily Brief. Commission members Bob Kerrey, Richard Ben-Veniste and Timothy Roemer each asked national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to declassify the document, and each time she ducked the direct question, telling Mr. Roemer that "I think you know the sensitivity of presidential decision memoranda."

The White House resisted the commission for months on the question of their access to the Briefs, (Note 1) but after public pressure from the commission and victims' families, relented somewhat. Prior to today's hearing, three commission members and its staff director got to see the originals of President's Daily Briefs from the Bush and Clinton years relating to terrorism. They then wrote up a summary for their peers. (Note 2) But the direct quotes from the August 6, 2001 President's Daily Brief read into the record today, both by commission members and by Dr. Rice, point to an underlying reality - that the Brief could be declassified and released publicly simply by blacking out the sources-and-methods information. (See my article in Slate magazine, posted 22 March 2004, "Who's Afraid of the PDB?")

Perhaps the White House will take this simple step, just as it reversed its previous absolute refusal to allow Dr. Rice to testify in public. Standing in the way of this common sense approach, however, are myths and misinformation about the President's Daily Brief - put forward by the White House, CIA, and even the 9-11 commission's own chairman - that, in Mark Twain's phrase, have gone twice around the world while the truth was putting on its shoes.

For example, each of the following italicized statements is a myth, and below the myth in plain type is the reason why.

<More>

Other declassified PDB's can be accessed here for comparison. :evilgrin:

Section II: The President's Daily Brief -- Declassified

Presidents Daily Brief, 7 August 1965 (4 pp.), declassified 15 July 1993.
Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library (Austin, Texas), National Security File, Intelligence Briefings File, obtained by Dr. William Burr.

Presidents Daily Brief, 13 May 1967, (1 p. excerpt), declassified 14 May 1993.

Presidents Daily Brief, 16 May 1967 (2 pp. excerpt), declassified 14 May 1993.

Presidents Daily Brief, 27 May 1967 (1 p. excerpt), declassified 14 May 1993.

Presidents Daily Brief, 5 June 1967 (3 pp. with "Late Items"), declassified 14 May 1993.
Compare to FRUS version which omits Nigeria at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/johnsonlb/xix/28058.h...

Presidents Daily Brief, 6 June 1967 (1 p. excerpt), declassified 14 May 1993.

Presidents Daily Brief, 7 June 1967 (1 p. excerpt), declassified 14 May 1993.

Presidents Daily Brief, 8 June 1967 (2 pp. excerpt), first page declassified 14 May 1993, "Late Item" page declassified 6 November 1985.

Presidents Daily Brief, 9 June 1967 (3 pp.), first two pages declassified 14 May 1993, "Late Item" page declassified 6 November 1985.

Source for the above 1967 PDB excerpts: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library (Austin, Texas), National Security Council History, Middle East Crisis, Appendix A, obtained by Dr. William Burr.

Presidents Daily Brief, 1 April 1968 (5 pp.), declassified 21 December 1989.
Source: Lyndon Baines Johnson Library (Austin, Texas), National Security File, Intelligence Briefings File, obtained by Dr. William

Note the number of pages on these. Hope this helps you. :)
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