Senator Levin accuses the CIA of undermining the inspections:
Mr Levin said later he believed the CIA had, in effect, taken the decision to undermine the inspections. "When they've taken the position that inspections are useless, they are bound to fail," he told The Washington Post. "We have undermined the inspectors." Mr Levin has raised his concerns with the White House. In a letter to President Bush, the senator asked that America provide the inspectors with as much information as available. He wrote: "The American people want the inspections to proceed, want the United States to share the information we have with the UN inspectors and want us to obtain United Nations support before military action is used against Iraq." -- from the Independent (UK).
Bless you, Senator Levin! And thanks to Cyndy at Mousemusings for the link to the Independent article. Of course there is nothing about this on the NY Times.