"York suggests that Roberts, incredibly, is on the verge of succeeding in deep-sixing the probe amid procedural disputes about how or whether to examine public statements by Democrats."ack.
"PAT ROBERTS, PARTISAN HACK....Is Pat Roberts, the weaselly chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, really going to deep six the second half of his committee's investigation of the Iraq war? You know, the part about the administration's manipulation of prewar intelligence? The part that might be a wee bit embarrassing for Roberts' fellow Republicans during an election year?
Apparently the answer is yes, and he's doing it via the most transparently political hackery it's possible to imagine."
"Former Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge, speaking at the opening of a new RAND Corp. office, said the war on terror is likely to last for decades, much like the Cold War."(miguel: "What is the jerk talking about? Decades? We're going to give up all our freedoms because of a few guys who can make homemade bombs?")
"So, according to Congressman Hoekstra, the administration found compelling evidence that shows that Iraq had WMDs after all and that everything the administration said was true. But the President didn't have time to talk about it, because he's focused on the future and not the past, and is too busy trying to stabilize the Iraqi Government. That is really what he said."* digby: "Sweet Jesus this country has a lot of stupid people in it."