Morning Buzz: Dec. 7, 2007

The revelation that the CIA destroyed interrogation tapes it made in 2002 of two terrorism suspects caused a stir yesterday on Capitol Hill. CIA Director Michael Hayden made agency members aware of the tapes because the New York Times was set to publish a story about their destruction. Hayden said congressional intelligence committee leaders were made aware of the tapes and were told of the CIA's plans to destroy them. After the revelation, members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they would conduct a full review.

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The revelation that the CIA destroyed interrogation tapes it made in 2002 of two terrorism suspects caused a stir yesterday on Capitol Hill. CIA Director Michael Hayden made agency members aware of the tapes because the New York Times was set to publish a story about their destruction. Hayden said congressional intelligence committee leaders were made aware of the tapes and were told of the CIA's plans to destroy them. After the revelation, members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they would conduct a full review.

Two Iraqi groups working with U.S. troops were targeted in two suicide attacks in the Diyala province. Twenty-two were killed between the two attacks, highlighting the dangers these groups face when working with U.S. forces. These organizations often include former insurgents who have turned against al Qaeda in Iraq.

South Korea may be facing the largest oil spill in its history. A crane-carrying vessel collided with an oil tanker, causing the tanker to gush 66,000 barrels of crude oil into the waters surrounding Mallipo beach, some 90 miles southwest of Seoul. The South Korean Coast Guard is concerned because strong winds and prevailing currents could soon push the oil into fishing grounds and farms about 6 miles from the leak.