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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:31 PM
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Q: Why wasn't the Senate Intelligence Committee informed?
Edited on Thu Aug-10-06 04:33 PM by theHandpuppet
If BushCo knew days in advance about the latest terrorist plot, was this information shared with the Senate Intelligence Committee and if not, why not?

Senate Intelligence Committee
MEMBERSHIP

Pat Roberts (R), Kansas, Chairman
John D. Rockefeller IV (D), West Virginia, Vice Chairman

REPUBLICANS:
Orrin G. Hatch, Utah
Mike Dewine, Ohio
Christopher S. Bond, Missouri
Ron Wyden, Oregon
Trent Lott, Mississippi
Olympia J. Snowe, Maine
Chuck Hagel, Nebraska
Saxby Chambliss, Georgia

DEMOCRATS:
Carl Levin, Michigan
Dianne Feinstein, California
Ron Wyden, Oregon
Evan Bayh, Indiana
Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin
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bigbrother05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:37 PM
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1. Good question
I don't watch the news, have any of these people spoken about this?
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:38 PM
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2. Russ ill answer, I'll bet. Email him.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:39 PM
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3. Because half the committee is peopled with vile terrorist sympathizers.
Can't have them going off and telling our enemies, can we?

That's the FOX news version. Or try this one for PBS:

We did inform select members of the committee, and it was their responsibility to inform the rest of the members as they saw fit. I believe the meeting is scheduled for next week.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:41 PM
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4. Lieberman learned on Thursday.
http://www.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/story/0,22049,200...

SNIP

But a senior White House official said that the British government had not launched its raid until well after Mr Cheney held a highly unusual conference call with reporters to attack the Democrats as weak against terrorism. An aide to Senator Lieberman, who would have been one of the first Democrats to hear of the plot because he is the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said the lawmaker first heard of it on Thursday. On Thursday, Mr Cheney had suggested that Democrats believe "that somehow we can retreat behind our oceans and not be actively engaged in this conflict and be safe here at home, which clearly we know we won't, we can't, be," he said.

While some Democrats have opposed some steps in the war on terrorism, and more and more are calling for a withdrawal from Iraq, no major figures in the party have called for a wholesale retreat in the broader conflict. But Mr Bush's Republicans hoped the raid would yield political gains.

"I'd rather be talking about this than all of the other things that Congress hasn't done well," one Republican congressional aide said on condition of anonymity because of possible reprisals. "Weeks before September 11th, this is going to play big," said another White House official, who also spoke on condition of not being named, adding that some Democratic candidates won't "look as appealing" under the circumstances.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:45 PM
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5. More...
"His remarks came a day after the White House orchestrated an exceptionally aggressive campaign to tar opposition Democrats as weak on terrorism, knowing what Democrats didn't: News of the plot could soon break."

"Vice President Dick Cheney and White House spokesman Tony Snow had argued that Democrats wanted to raise what Mr Snow called "a white flag in the war on terror", citing as evidence the defeat of a three-term Democratic senator who backed the Iraq war in his effort to win renomination."
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chimpymustgo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:49 PM
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7. People WAKE UP!! Especially the CLAMPDOWNERS. Let us believe as we wish.
We are very much entitled to our own opinions - and most definitely our skepticism about this cabal and its PROVEN track record of lying and phony terra. plots.
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warrens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:51 PM
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8. Lieberman went because he kissed fascist ass
No more, no less. The war was an issue, but it was his constant haranguing about it that got his ass in trouble. His blind devotion to Israel outweighed common sense, and he was gone. If you stop listening to your voters, that usually happens, and the voters had told him clearly to stop sucking up to fascists.
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theHandpuppet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:49 PM
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9. Well, that explains it -- all political play
I hope Keith O or someone else in the MSM equally as courageous will point out just how the Bushreich was playing with natl security issues for political gain.
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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 04:48 PM
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6. Because supporting the Senate Intelligence Committee is supporting Osama
or something like that.

:crazy:
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