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I am not happy…

…with Pat Roberts. Remember when Harry Reid closed down the Senate to pressure him regarding the investigation into the use of pre-war intelligence by the Bush administration? He chastised Reid for doing so:

It seems to me it was rather convenient, because it was just yesterday that our staff was working with the staff of the minority indicating that not this week, but next week we would spend as much time as possible, five or six days to complete our work in regards to phase two.

It isn’t like it has been delayed. As a matter of fact, it’s been on going. As a matter of fact, we have been doing our work on phase two. It is difficult, as I will indicate in just a minute I’ll go through these provisions on what we agreed to do. So it seemed to be a little convenient for all of a sudden go into a closed session of the Senate and call for a full Senate investigation of phase two when the committee is already doing its work. And I think that that basically is an unfortunate stunt. I would call it something else, but I think probably I would just simply leave it at that.

I mean, come on, we’ll basically be done next week! 5 months later, here we are. Now Roberts is pushing for another division and delay (via Drum):

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he wants to divide his panel’s inquiry into the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq-related intelligence into two parts, a move that would push off its most politically controversial elements to a later time.

It makes sense to me. There’s an election coming up. We can’t have the truth about the Bush administration’s handling of intelligence coming out.

Sheesh. Does Roberts have any shame? He keeps dragging his feet, avoiding actually investigating whether the Bush administration deserves some blame in the intelligence catastrophe that was WMDs in Iraq. Roberts whines about it at the end of the article:

Roberts is less than completely pleased about his committee’s focus on wrapping up phase two.

He recently complained in a U.S. News & World Report article that his committee has not made progress on overseeing intelligence on Iran, a growing national security concern, because Democrats are “more focused on intelligence failures of the past.”

Actually, some us would like to have a better understanding of why the Bush administration was so wrong. It seems useful to, you know, figure out if our elected leaders are doing their jobs honestly.

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