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Miller on Politicized Intelligence Memo: ‘Heads Should Roll’ (MUST READ)
Senator Zell Miller News Release ^ | 5 Nov 2003 | Senator Zell Miller

Posted on 11/05/2003 12:49:59 PM PST by PhiKapMom

Zell Miller, United States Senator from Georgia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, November 5, 2003

Miller on Politicized Intelligence Memo:
‘Heads Should Roll’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) today released the following statement concerning a memo written by Democratic staff on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that suggests ways to politicize intelligence data:

“I have often said that the process in Washington is so politicized and polarized that it can’t even be put aside when we’re at war. Never has that been proved more true than the highly partisan and perhaps treasonous memo prepared for the Democrats on the Intelligence Committee.

“Of all the committees, this is the one single committee that should unquestionably be above partisan politics. The information it deals with should never, never be distorted, compromised or politicized in any shape, form or fashion. For it involves the lives of our soldiers and our citizens. Its actions should always be above reproach; its words never politicized.

“If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin. The ones responsible - be they staff or elected or both should be dealt with quickly and severely sending a lesson to all that this kind of action will not be tolerated, ignored or excused.

“Heads should roll!”

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Please distribute this MEMO NOW!
1 posted on 11/05/2003 12:49:59 PM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: PhiKapMom
BUMP!
2 posted on 11/05/2003 12:51:14 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: PhiKapMom
"Heads should Roll"
Bump
3 posted on 11/05/2003 12:51:36 PM PST by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: PhiKapMom
Send out this press release to the following media contacts:

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4 posted on 11/05/2003 12:52:15 PM PST by jmstein7
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To: PhiKapMom
This deserves a thread of its own. Thanks for posting it!
5 posted on 11/05/2003 12:52:22 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: PhiKapMom
The memo can be found HERE.
6 posted on 11/05/2003 12:52:38 PM PST by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: MeeknMing; onyx; JohnHuang2; Dog Gone; Dog; isthisnickcool; OKSooner; VOA; mhking; Reagan Man; ...
Dont' take it anymore -- Please call talk radio and write your media today to protest the Memo from the DemocRAT side of the Intelligence Committee TODAY. Senator Miller said it could be treasonous! You can find the information you need for your area by visiting Bush-Cheney '04 at:

http://www.georgewbush.com/GetActive/

While you are taking action, be sure and write your Senators demanding action to find out what scumbag approved/wrote this Memo. For Contact Information, please Click on the Link Below:

Senate Contact Information


7 posted on 11/05/2003 12:52:42 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Don't forget to Visit/donate at http://www.georgewbush.com)
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To: PhiKapMom
Amen to his press release.
8 posted on 11/05/2003 12:52:50 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: PhiKapMom
I saw him on Fox earlier this PM. Zell was P*SSED!!!
9 posted on 11/05/2003 12:53:13 PM PST by Heatseeker
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To: vannrox
Thanks for posting the link!
10 posted on 11/05/2003 12:53:32 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Don't forget to Visit/donate at http://www.georgewbush.com)
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To: PhiKapMom
Bump. This is absolutely amazing. Thank you Zell for saying the truth!
11 posted on 11/05/2003 12:54:45 PM PST by pushforbush
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To: PhiKapMom

"Do not meddle in
the affairs of Wizards,
for they are subtle,
and quick to anger!"


12 posted on 11/05/2003 12:55:05 PM PST by sourcery ("Don't make me get my Ring!")
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To: PhiKapMom
WOW a Democrat that believes in Country and Honor above
politics.
He will be tarred by all socialist in the media.
13 posted on 11/05/2003 12:55:46 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (CCCP = clinton, chiraq, chretien, and putin = stalin wannabes)
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To: PhiKapMom
>Miller on Politicized Intelligence Memo: ‘Heads Should Roll’ (MUST READ)
U.S. Senator Zell Miller (D-GA) today released the following statement

Senator Miller?!
Who cares what senators think?
What does Dennis think?!

14 posted on 11/05/2003 12:56:02 PM PST by theFIRMbss
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To: pushforbush
Zell is one good democrat in a sea of traitors. He is so absolutely correct I hope he pushes this to the limit. My only regret is it isnt possible to hold back this memo to surprise them with as leaks come out and then let the FBI deal with them. But Zell is the MAN.
15 posted on 11/05/2003 12:58:15 PM PST by Evil Inc
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To: PhiKapMom
Big time bump!!!!

Zell is too good for the Rats but perhaps he's more valuable where he is - criticizing his own party.

Will try to keep track of this story as we travel to visit our new granddaughter.


16 posted on 11/05/2003 1:00:21 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: PhiKapMom; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
GA bump
17 posted on 11/05/2003 1:00:28 PM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (Whacha think?)
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To: PhiKapMom
The dems are so stupid. If they had any sense they would be putting ZigZagZell up for president. He is the only dem that has a chance against Bush.
18 posted on 11/05/2003 1:01:06 PM PST by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: PhiKapMom
Why Senator Miller continues to allow the term democrat to be placed next to his name is beyond me. My entire family were southern democrats until McGovern. That is when everyone went right and have never looked back. No one votes democommie now for any reason. I like Miller, but just cannot understand why he wants to be labeled with these people. He is not going to change them.
19 posted on 11/05/2003 1:01:48 PM PST by RetiredArmy (We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American Way! Toby Keith)
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To: jmstein7
Done!
20 posted on 11/05/2003 1:01:56 PM PST by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Don't forget to Visit/donate at http://www.georgewbush.com)
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To: jmstein7
I just e-mailed Senator Miller and asked him to try and get this turned over to the Ethics Committee.
21 posted on 11/05/2003 1:02:36 PM PST by Millie
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To: RetiredArmy
I like Miller, but just cannot understand why he wants to be labeled with these people. He is not going to change them.

Bump. Walk toward the light Senator.

22 posted on 11/05/2003 1:04:20 PM PST by 4CJ (Come along chihuahua, I want to hear you say yo quiero taco bell. - Nolu Chan, 28 Jul 2003)
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To: PhiKapMom
BTTT!
23 posted on 11/05/2003 1:04:31 PM PST by kattracks
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To: Ragtime Cowgirl
ping
24 posted on 11/05/2003 1:05:28 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept.)
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To: kattracks
‘Heads Should Roll’
25 posted on 11/05/2003 1:05:33 PM PST by veryone
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To: RetiredArmy
He used a charming analogy the other day to explain why he stayed a Dem. Somthing along the lines of living in a home where the plumbing was bad, the commodes leaked, the roof needed repairs, some strange people you didn't even know were living in the basement. But it's your home. You're too old to move, and living their suits you, your family. He put it much better than my paraphrase. He's a decent, honorable man. Pity his party is no longer decent or honorable.
26 posted on 11/05/2003 1:06:10 PM PST by mewzilla
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To: PhiKapMom
Amazing how a life-long politician that wasn't elected and is not running for re-election suddenly gets balls. A good case-in-point for term limits.

Go Zig Zag Zell!

27 posted on 11/05/2003 1:07:30 PM PST by Lysander (My army can kill your army)
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To: RetiredArmy
He's been a Democrat all his life and is now quitting politics. He figures there's no point in changing jusst before he retires.
28 posted on 11/05/2003 1:07:43 PM PST by expatpat
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To: PhiKapMom; hobbes1; xsmommy; Gabz; dixie sass
‘Heads Should Roll’

Zell's the man. Give em Hell Zell.

29 posted on 11/05/2003 1:07:55 PM PST by NeoCaveman (illegitimati non carborandum)
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To: 4ConservativeJustices
Are you kidding? That he's a Democrat is the best possible gift he could give us conservatives.
30 posted on 11/05/2003 1:08:22 PM PST by ShandaLear
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To: dubyaismypresident
i was just going to say that very thing. zell is THE man.
31 posted on 11/05/2003 1:09:22 PM PST by xsmommy
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To: PhiKapMom
Make him the new Chairman over that guy whose still looking at the headlights.
32 posted on 11/05/2003 1:09:22 PM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: Lysander
I'm wondering what happened to ol' Zig Zag.

His zig hasn't zagged in a long time. He's been a regular straight arrow for a few years now.

33 posted on 11/05/2003 1:10:29 PM PST by William McKinley
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To: PhiKapMom
Thank PhiKapMom .. I'm sending this out ASAP!!

“If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin. The ones responsible - be they staff or elected or both should be dealt with quickly and severely sending a lesson to all that this kind of action will not be tolerated, ignored or excused.

“Heads should roll!”

Thank You Senator Miller

34 posted on 11/05/2003 1:12:58 PM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: PhiKapMom
“Heads should roll!”

But they won't. We have very few Republican congress critters with the intestinal fortitude to stand their ground and duke it out.

35 posted on 11/05/2003 1:13:02 PM PST by scouse
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To: jmstein7
Roughly 99% of those addresses, the people on the other end will automatically delete anything that is sent to multiple addresses or appears to be a forwarded press release. You are far more likely to have your views heard in any of those news organizations by writing your own letter, and addressing it to one organization at a time.
I know it takes more work, but they read letters that look like they took work. Not mass mail lists.
36 posted on 11/05/2003 1:13:28 PM PST by laurav
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To: Dog; Miss Marple
Ping to Zell Miller's press release that the "memo" from the Rats on the Intelligence Committee border on treasonous.
37 posted on 11/05/2003 1:14:21 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: mewzilla
I heard Sen. Miller's comments and your paraphrase reads almost exactly as I heard them. Thank you.
38 posted on 11/05/2003 1:14:43 PM PST by Quilla
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To: PhiKapMom
I would trade 15 Rinos for one Zell. This guy has great courage and honor.

Jim Jeffords betrayal is funny in light of Mr Zell Miller. We sure got the better deal in relation to that comparison..

39 posted on 11/05/2003 1:14:53 PM PST by No Blue States
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To: vannrox
Wonder if this is why Kerry is calling for Rumsfield to resign.
40 posted on 11/05/2003 1:15:11 PM PST by gulfcoast6
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To: theFIRMbss
LOL! That was the first Miller I thought of!

(I tend to use "Zell" for Sen. Miller for distinction.)

41 posted on 11/05/2003 1:15:24 PM PST by StriperSniper (All this, of course, is simply pious fudge. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: laurav
I know it takes more work, but they read letters that look like they took work. Not mass mail lists.

Your right .. been busy doing that .. This can not be ignore no matter how much time it take

42 posted on 11/05/2003 1:17:15 PM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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To: PhiKapMom
BTTT
43 posted on 11/05/2003 1:17:39 PM PST by P.O.E.
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To: PhiKapMom
From FOX

Following is the text of a memo written by a Democrat on the staff of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that suggests how to make the greatest gain off of intelligence data leading to the war against Iraq. The memo was obtained by Fox News.

Transcript of a memo written by a Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee staff suggesting how to make the greatest gain off of intelligence data leading to the war against Iraq.

We have carefully reviewed our options under the rules and believe we have identified the best approach. Our plan is as follows:

1) Pull the majority along as far as we can on issues that may lead to major new disclosures regarding improper or questionable conduct by administration officials. We are having some success in that regard. For example, in addition to the president's State of the Union speech, the chairman has agreed to look at the activities of the Office of the Secretary of Defense as well as Secretary Bolton's office at the State Department. The fact that the chairman supports our investigations into these offices and co-signs our requests for information is helpful and potentially crucial. We don't know what we will find but our prospects for getting the access we seek is far greater when we have the backing of the majority. (Note: we can verbally mention some of the intriguing leads we are pursuing.)

2) Assiduously prepare Democratic "additional views" to attach to any interim or final reports the committee may release. Committee rules provide this opportunity and we intend to take full advantage of it. In that regard, we have already compiled all the public statements on Iraq made by senior administration officials. We will identify the most exaggerated claims and contrast them with the intelligence estimates that have since been declassified. Our additional views will also, among other things, castigate the majority for seeking to limit the scope of the inquiry. The Democrats will then be in a strong position to reopen the question of establishing an independent commission (i.e. the Corzine amendment).

3) Prepare to launch an independent investigation when it becomes clear we have exhausted the opportunity to usefully collaborate with the majority. We can pull the trigger on an independent investigation at any time-- but we can only do so once. The best time to do so will probably be next year either:

A) After we have already released our additional views on an interim report -- thereby providing as many as three opportunities to make our case to the public: 1) additional views on the interim report; 2) announcement of our independent investigation; and 3) additional views on the final investigation; or

B) Once we identify solid leads the majority does not want to pursue. We could attract more coverage and have greater credibility in that context than one in which we simply launch an independent investigation based on principled but vague notions regarding the "use" of intelligence.

In the meantime, even without a specifically authorized independent investigation, we continue to act independently when we encounter foot-dragging on the part of the majority. For example, the FBI Niger investigation was done solely at the request of the vice chairman; we have independently submitted written questions to DoD; and we are preparing further independent requests for information.

Summary

Intelligence issues are clearly secondary to the public's concern regarding the insurgency in Iraq. Yet, we have an important role to play in the revealing the misleading -- if not flagrantly dishonest methods and motives -- of the senior administration officials who made the case for a unilateral, preemptive war. The approach outline above seems to offer the best prospect for exposing the administration's dubious motives and methods.
44 posted on 11/05/2003 1:18:27 PM PST by BJClinton
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To: Semper Paratus
Make him the new Chairman

I wish he would take on the Vice-Chairmanship for the soon(I hope) to be departing Rockefeller.

45 posted on 11/05/2003 1:20:33 PM PST by StriperSniper (All this, of course, is simply pious fudge. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: PhiKapMom
When Zell speaks, democrats shudder. Look for Zell on ALL of the cable news shows.
46 posted on 11/05/2003 1:21:09 PM PST by onyx
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To: vannrox
“Heads should roll!”

Isn't that Nancy Pelosi's comment on the CIA leak?

47 posted on 11/05/2003 1:22:30 PM PST by m1-lightning (If Al Queda chose a party to vote for, it would be the Libertarinans)
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To: PhiKapMom
Great memo from the only Democrat I like!!
48 posted on 11/05/2003 1:24:52 PM PST by NRA2BFree (ISLAM: The religion of peace, love, dismemberment and murder!)
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To: BJClinton
Do you suppose that Sen. Miller sent one of his staff to zig to that wastebasket, and zag that memo from it?
49 posted on 11/05/2003 1:28:13 PM PST by ItsTheMediaStupid
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To: jmstein7
#4 -- Sent -- BUMP!
50 posted on 11/05/2003 1:30:54 PM PST by Brian Allen ( Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God - Thomas Jefferson)
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