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April 11, 2006

And The Award For Best Unjustly Put-Upon Sigh Goes To...

According to John Byrne at Raw Story, the Senate Intelligence Committee may finally be wrapping up its "Phase II" investigation on Iraq. Phase I covered whether intelligence analysts were pressured; this part's supposed to examine whether the Bush administration's claims squared with the intelligence they were given.

Democrats on the committee have been pushing for this for two years. First Pat Roberts promised to make it a "priority." Then he said it wasn't right to do it during an election year. Then when the election was over he said there was no point to doing it in a "post-election environment."

Finally, when the Democrats actually shut down the Senate, Roberts was forced, kicking and screaming, to get it done. Now that it's almost finished, his spokeswoman is saying this:

"Let's finish this report, so we can get onto pressing matters on Iran...At some point we have to stop looking in the rear-view mirror and look forward."

What I like about this is the implication that finishing the report was somehow out of the Republicans' control. Listen, buddy: no one's angrier than Pat Roberts that this took so long.

Look, I'm really getting frustrated here. Let's finally pay you back the $90,000 I borrowed from you in 1978. Can we finally do that? Finally? I'm sorry, at some point we have to stop looking in the rear-view mirror and look forward.
Posted at April 11, 2006 05:41 PM | TrackBack

Boy!!! Congress is hot to trot on Iran, must be a nice fat envelope from the oil interests waiting for everybody on the other end. No one in Congress seems to be comtemplating the need, corts, or consequences of this move. As THE FIGHTING CLOWNS say "This bus is off to war". By the way, why am I still paying these people?

Posted by: Mike Meyer at April 11, 2006 10:41 PM

As I think I said before, I am increasingly convinced that it has less to do with oil and more to do with weaponry and sundry other contracts.

Posted by: Saheli at April 12, 2006 12:36 AM