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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:29 PM
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Clemons: Did Wolfowitz Meeting Violate Fed Advisory Committee Act?
Did Secret Wolfowitz Meeting Violate Federal Advisory Committee Act?

-- Steve Clemons is Senior Fellow and Director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation and publishes the popular political blog, The Washington Note


The Federal Advisory Committee Act was enacted to formalize disclosure requirements and make transparent those who advise on federal government policy.

Vice President Cheney was in a substantial tug-of-war with the Legislative Branch and the Supreme Court for a while about not submitting to FACA and disclosing participants in an important advisory session he convened on national energy policy. But his refusal to submit did not make FACA disappear.

It seems to me that the secret advisory meeting called by Paul Wolfowitz on November 29, 2001 that brought various public intellectuals together to help marshall the best arguments for an Iraq invasion was possibly a violation of FACA.

This secret meeting was disclosed in Bob Woodward's new book State of Denial. No one has yet raised the question of whether this meeting was a violation of FACA rules.

-snip

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/steve-clemons/did-secret-...
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stepnw1f Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:35 PM
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1. How Many Years Could He Get? (nt)
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3waygeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:36 PM
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3. Not enough n/t
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:36 PM
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2. About the only law
in Washington I can imagine they didn't break would be jaywalking in a black district.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:42 PM
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4. Didn't Cheney's secret energy mtgs already get approved by HIS SCOTUS?
Nothing to see here, move along.....
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