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Key Figure: Intelligence Downplayed in Iraq Policy

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Key Figure: Intelligence Downplayed in Iraq Policy

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Key Figure: Intelligence Downplayed in Iraq Policy

Key Figure: Intelligence Downplayed in Iraq Policy

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Paul Pillar was national intelligence officer for the Middle East at the CIA from 2000 to 2005. Jeremy Hobson, NPR hide caption

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The former national intelligence officer for the Middle East says the Bush administration has used remarkably little intelligence analysis in making its policy decisions.

Paul Pillar talks to Robert Siegel about his article in Foreign Affairs, which dicusses the relationship between the intelligence community and U.S. policymakers in the run-up to the Iraq war.