Friday, February 10, 2006

Republicans control congress and should be made to pay dearly...

Is there any doubt in any objective person’s mind where the following expose would lead assuming every circumstance was the same, excepting that a “D” preceded George W. Bush’s name rather than an “R”?

“Official intelligence on Iraqi weapons programs was flawed, but even with its flaws, it was not what led to the war,” wrote [Paul R. Pillar, who was the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia from 2000 to 2005] in the upcoming issue of the journal Foreign Affairs. Instead, he asserted, the administration “went to war without requesting -- and evidently without being influenced by -- any strategic-level intelligence assessments on any aspect of Iraq.”

“It has become clear that official intelligence was not relied on in making even the most significant national security decisions, that intelligence was misused publicly to justify decisions already made … and that the intelligence community’s own work was politicized,” Pillar wrote.

Given a “D,” not an “R,” we all know that a certain “I” word would be the business of the day in this Republican Congress.

But it gets better. Far better. Not content with merely turning a blind eye to impeachable, executive-branch machinations leading to an illegal war, Congressional Republicans have decided that the best defense is an over-the-top Orwellian offense:

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