Patriot Lost Author Sends Letter to Congressional Intelligence Committee Leaders

Following A Non-Response From The Central Intelligence Agency’s Publication Review Board, Letter To Feinstein and Hoekstra Details Whistleblower’s Motivations.
By: Know Thyself Enterprises, LLC
June 7, 2010 - PRLog -- The following is the complete text of a letter sent earlier today via electronic mail by Jonathan Scherck, author of PATRIOT LOST, to Senator Dianne Feinstein (Chairman, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence) and Congressman Peter Hoekstra (Ranking Member, U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence):

June 7, 2010

Dear Senator Feinstein and Representative Hoekstra:

I am writing you as the author of Patriot Lost and as a resident of the state of California.  Please know that the decision to publish the manuscript of Patriot Lost as I have—my act of whistleblowing in regards to the Bush-Cheney Saudi/China WMD affair—was made only after careful thought and reflection.  

For the record, the Central Intelligence Agency's Publication Review Board had well exceeded its stated 30 day response goal.  PRB confirmed receipt of the manuscript on April 12th of this year and, as of the date of this letter, there has still been no response.

As I explain in greater detail in Patriot Lost, I strongly believe that the need to bring the previous administration's gross misjudgment on this matter to light far outweighed any obligations I entered into as a contract employee in CIA’s Counter-Proliferation Division—particularly in this extraordinarily unique situation.

Our country’s complicity under the Bush-Cheney administration in violating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty quite simply never should have occurred.  I'm confident that it would not have had Congress been properly consulted, as required by law.

Please know that my primary motivation in publishing Patriot Lost is to help ensure that such an egregious mistake in American foreign policy never happens again.


Jonathan Scherck

Source:  Know Thyself Enterprises, LLC
Los Angeles, California

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