Image of intelligence agencies worsening

Not long after the 9/11 Commission found evidence of negligence and wrongdoing within intelligence agencies, Colin Powell and the State Department had to admit widespread errors in its latest terrorism scorecard.

Not long after the 9/11 Commission found evidence of negligence and wrongdoing within intelligence agencies, Colin Powell and the State Department had to admit widespread errors in its latest terrorism scorecard.

Powell did stay on message with the claim that the errors were based on data rather than politics. However, the press, lawmakers, and several academics all opined that DC's intelligence gathering is still asleep at the wheel. Most frequent messages Colin Powell admits "big, embarrassing mistake" Pledge to correct report as fast as possible Several major attacks were omitted It's a numbers error, nothing political Second major apology from Powell in the past year Based on 30 newspaper editorials and columns appearing between June 9-14, 2004 Evaluation and analysis by Delahaye Medialink

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