Mr. Donald E. Graham
The Washington Post
1150 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20071

Dear Mr. Graham:

Dana Priest’s main source for her Pulitzer Prize-winning story on CIA “secret prisons” has been reported to be a John Kerry supporter in the agency and former Clinton aide who contributed financially to the Kerry presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Yet Priest had publicly denied that her sources for the story included critics of the Bush Administration from within the CIA. What’s more, the Priest story has never been confirmed and the evidence indicates that the main essence of her story—that the CIA operated “secret prisons” abroad—is false. Do the right thing and return the prize.