"The policy was set. The war in Iraq was coming and they were looking for intelligence to fit into the policy."Confession time: In fall 2004, during a crucial presidential election campaign, I made the mistake of playing by corporate media rules that amount to self-censorship.—Tyler Drumheller, formerly CIA's top spy in Europe
Specifically, I joined other journalists in denying the public the right to learn of a definitive investigative report by CBS’ "60 Minutes" on President Bush’s disregard for the truth concerning the weapons-of-mass-destruction threat allegedly posed to the United States by Iraq. Having received an advance copy of the devastating segment, I honored CBS' proprietary request not to write about the news it carried until after it aired.