Thursday, November 06, 2003

Ploiticizing War Intel?? GET OUT!

Democrats Mull Politicizing Iraq War Intelligence -

WASHINGTON — Fox News has obtained a document believed to have been written by the Democratic staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee that outlines a strategy for exposing what it calls "the administration's dubious motives" in the lead-up to the war in Iraq.

The memo, provided late Tuesday by a source on the Committee and reported by Fox News' Sean Hannity, discusses the timing of a possible investigation into pre-war Iraq (search) intelligence in such a way that it could bring maximum embarrassment to President Bush in his re-election campaign.

Among other things, the memo recommends that Democrats "prepare to launch an investigation when it becomes clear we have exhausted the opportunity to usefully collaborate with the [Senate] majority. We can pull the trigger on an independent investigation of the administration's use of intelligence at any time — but we can only do so once ... the best time would probably be next year."

I find it interesting that this story -- which has been ackonwledged by the ranking Deomcrat on the Senate Select Intel committee, Sen. Jay Rocerkfeller (W.Va) -- was broke late Tuesday, and today there's word that some 3rd-party-twice-removed tried in vain to avert war by negotiating through back door negotiations. A pity this same man was detained at the airport for carrying a .45 gun and no less than 4 stun guns!

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