Mr. Scott Shane
The New York Times
229 W. 43rd St.
New York, NY 10036

Dear Mr. Shane:

As one of the agencies that failed to prevent 9/11, the CIA has a lot to answer for. But your June 9 article about Rep. Curt Weldon’s new book, Countdown to Terror, allowed agency bureaucrats to disinform the public about what is actually in the book. Weldon calls your article a hatchet job, and we agree. Among other things, Weldon says you ignored the credible evidence of Iran’s support and direction of an ongoing plot for a major terrorist attack on the United States. It is unprecedented for a high-ranking member of Congress such as Weldon to go public with information of this kind. He deserved to be taken seriously. You failed to insist on accountability from the CIA.