Deja vu…

A CIA agent says the agency ignored his findings that Iran had haulted its designs for a nuclear bomb. He is the same agent who tried to tell them that Iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction.

The Boston Globe

WASHINGTON – A former CIA operative who says he tried to warn the agency about faulty intelligence on Iraqi weapons programs now says that CIA officials also ignored evidence that Iran had suspended work on a nuclear bomb.

The onetime undercover agent, who has been barred by the CIA from using his real name, filed a motion in federal court late Friday asking the government to declassify legal documents describing what he says was a deliberate suppression of findings on Iran that were contrary to agency views at the time.

The former operative alleged in a 2004 lawsuit that the CIA fired him after he repeatedly clashed with senior managers over his attempts to file reports that challenged the conventional wisdom about weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. Details of his allegation have not been made public because they describe events the CIA deems secret.

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