Letter to The Editor The New Yorkd Street
New York, MY
To the Editor:
On Aprilou ran an article by Anthonyear of the Truth"). In the body of that piece, Lewie stated that CIA knew who had killed San Salvador's Archbishop Romero. Lewis stated categorically that at the direction of Robert Gates, the information had been withheld from ouroversight ccwmittees.
Lewis is categorically wrong.
Over the years, us intelligence has contributed substantially to our governments' understanding of human rights violations ln El Salvador and elsewhere. In the Romero matter, we can document that when we acquiredabout the assassination and the alleged assassin, we promptly sent it to appropriate policy agencies, to two other US intelligence agencies, and to both of our Congressional oversight committees.
Gary E. Foster
It is important that the us public understand that neither the CIA nor Robert Gates suppressed information about this matter.Original document.