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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 11:14 PM
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Where's that second phase of that Senate Investigative Committee??
US report gives Bush a breathing space
http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1258055,00....

The Democratic members of the Senate intelligence committee were persuaded to sign a report containing a central finding they disagreed with - that senior administration officials did not pressure CIA analysts to produce assessments that would support a war.

In return, the Democrats would be allowed to pursue the question of the White House's role in the intelligence fiasco in "phase two" of the investigation. The only catch is, that phase two will, in all probability not be finished until after the election.



White House and C.I.A. Withhold Document on Prewar Intelligence Given to Bush
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/14/politics/14inte.html?...

The White House and the Central Intelligence Agency have refused to give the Senate Intelligence Committee a one-page summary of prewar intelligence in Iraq prepared for President Bush that contains few of the qualifiers and none of the dissents spelled out in longer intelligence reviews, according to Congressional officials....



http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040719&s=cornweb...

But the report--justifiably harsh in its evaluation of the CIA--is part of an effort to protect Bush and his lieutenants. The political mission: make the CIA the fall guy.

The report does not examine how Bush and his senior aides handled and represented the flawed intelligence. Senator Pat Roberts, the Republican chairman of the committee, has delayed that portion of the investigation and other aspects of the inquiry (including the role played by Ahmad Chalabi's Iraqi National Congress and the controversial actions of the office of Douglas Feith, the undersecretary of defense for policy). The results of the committee's work on these fronts are not expected to appear until next year--that is, after the election.



So, where *is* that next phase?

Is Fitzgerald being forced to do the Senate's job?
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 11:17 PM
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1. deep sixed by Pat Roberts
chair of the Intel Comittee, saying such an investigation/report would be a distraction.

It's officially "pending"
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 11:28 PM
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2. exactly
Fitzgerald is doing Roberts's "Phase II".
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hang a left Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 12:01 AM
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5. I wonder if he eventually will.
I wonder if after this first round of indictments he will empanel a new grand jury and keep going. He has had to find out about additional crimes.
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Oversea Visitor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 11:49 PM
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3. Check out
This EO at whitehouse.gov
Sept 30th Sec 3 (a) maybe this will give you an idea

The Executive Order is under news section.
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 06:36 AM
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6. Damn. He sure is "working hard" to keep secrets
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-05 11:56 PM
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4. Oh...what will the repubs do without the addendum?
I've always wondered why they didn't continue the investigation. Repubs use the bogus addendum added to the Senate Intel report as their claim to the CIA analysts agreeing there were wmds in Iraq. To the contrary, Valerie Plame was probably one of the analysts that didn't agree and wouldn't cave to Feith's OSP.

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