Moveon.org, the influential Web-based group in support of John Kerry's presidential bid, Wednesday petitioned its members to contact CBS in an effort to get the network to air an investigative "60 Minutes II" piece that was shelved in the wake of the now-debunked story on President Bush's National Guard service.
The shelved story...reported how the Bush administration and intelligence agencies had used forged documents to prove Iraq had received a shipment of uranium from Niger; Bush had made reference to the shipment in his State of the Union address before the war.
The piece was originally scheduled to air Sept. 8 but was pre-empted at the last minute when the broadcast got documents that were alleged to have been written by Bush's former National Guard commander.
The panel found that Wilson's report, rather than debunking intelligence about purported uranium sales to Iraq, as he has said, bolstered the case for most intelligence analysts. And contrary to Wilson's assertions and even the government's previous statements, the CIA did not tell the White House it had qualms about the reliability of the Africa intelligence that made its way into 16 fateful words in President Bush's January 2003 State of the Union address.
A network spokeswoman said ...that "it would be inappropriate to air the report so close to the presidential election."
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