And here we go, right on schedule:
Melvin A. Goodman, a former Soviet analyst for the agency, said on Thursday that during the 1980s, Mr. Gates acted as a 'filter' for intelligence, trimming findings on the Soviet threat to match the hard—line ideological expectations of his boss, William J. Casey, then the director of central intelligence.
'If the secretary of defense allows himself to become the same kind of filter for intelligence on Iraq, that would be very dangerous,'....
Translation:He didn't let my moonbat analyses go up the ladder without adding contrary views.
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