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  •  Rayne... run with this! (none)
    Excellent points, and would be great fuel to keep the fire going. Hope to see you and other Kossacks research this... (I have my hands full with our part alas).
    •  I did a google-run (none)
      on George Norris and Robert Campos- absolutely NOTHING came up.  It's like these guys are completely off the grid.

      I went in search of the date of these awards and there's nothing posted.

      Any ideas?

      here boo, here boo, want a cookie? good girl.

      by tepster on Sun May 29, 2005 at 11:57:04 AM PDT

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      •  I myself don't have any... (none)
        ... I am hoping you, Rayne, and others will dig into this... it looks promising and would be another devastating punch in our effort. Go for it.
        •  Hands full already (none)
          Been working on ePluribus Media story, can't take the time to do this one.

          But I think I'd be hampered anyhow; this might be a request that Rep. Conyers' office could initiate with the Pentagon.  

          Rep. Conyers?

      •  Pure speculation here but... (none)
        remember how one of the NSA intercepts John Bolton requested and that was seen by Roberts and Rockerfeller (with the analysts names redacted) was allegedly used by Bolton in order that he could congratulate and thank the analyst? Wonder if the WaPo story naming these analysts "rewards" connects to Bolton at all? Hmmmmmmm anyway, interesting timing of both stories, but might just be a coincidence.
        •  can you post a link to that story? (none)

          I'd be interested to read it for myself.
          •  here ya go... (none)
            link to WaPo article:
            Two Army analysts whose work has been connected to a major intelligence shortcoming on Iraq have received awards for job performance over the last few years, according to officials.
            The commission deemed their agency's assessment of the aluminum tubes as a "gross failure." The agency was "completely wrong," the panel said, when it judged in September 2002 that the tubes Iraq was purchasing were "highly unlikely" to be used for rocket motor cases because of their "material and tolerances."

            The panel found that aluminum tubes with similar tolerances were used in a previous Iraqi rocket, the Nasser 81, and that the International Atomic Energy Agency had published details about the system in 1996, as did the Energy Department in 2001.

            The panel's report said "the two primary NGIC rocket analysts said they did not know the dimensions" of the older Nasser 81 rocket and were unaware of the IAEA and Energy Department reports. The report did not name the analysts, but officials told The Post that the panel was referring to George Norris and Robert Campos.

            Article doesn't mention Bolton, but hey, with these clowns, anything is possible.

            There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. --Benjamin Disraeli, cited by Mark Twain

            by sheba on Sun May 29, 2005 at 07:29:35 PM PDT

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