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Archive for Friday, February 6, 2004

Bush to name McCain to intelligence panel

February 6, 2004

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— President Bush will name Sen. John McCain to a commission that will investigate Iraq intelligence failures, an administration official said Thursday.

Bush will formally create the nine-member panel today with an executive order. The bipartisan commission will be directed to deliver its findings next year, which means they will come in after the November presidential elections.

The White House refused to disclose all the intelligence commission members in advance, but an official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said McCain, R-Ariz., would be a member

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