$20,000 bonus to official who agreed on nuke claim

A comment at Atrios led me to this story, WorldNetDaily: $20,000 bonus to official who agreed on nuke claim.

Thomas Rider, as acting director of Energy’s intelligence office, overruled senior intelligence officers on his staff in voting for the position at a National Foreign Intelligence Board meeting at CIA headquarters last September.

His officers argued at a pre-briefing at Energy headquarters that there was no hard evidence to support the alarming Iraq nuclear charge, and asked to join State Department’s dissenting opinion, Energy officials say.

Rider ordered them to “shut up and sit down,” according to sources familiar with the meeting.

The White House bribed an intelligence chief to agree that there were nukes in Iraq. This should be the biggest story in the news. But, of course, it won’t be.