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1 posted on 11/08/2003 8:29:55 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Well, I'll be ding donged.
194 posted on 11/08/2003 4:00:27 PM PST by Saundra Duffy (For victory & freedom!!!)
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Nevada Sen. Harry Reid complained on the Senate floor that the memo had been "pilfered" by Republicans then leaked to the media, saying that act was just as offensive as anything revealed by the controversial document.

The gall of this man saying this! There is no shame whatsoever in this party anymore!

I don't buy the stated notion that a "staffer" wrote this either without direction from several higher ups, including Rocky and none other than Hillary Clinton as this has her stinky pantsuit all over it.

196 posted on 11/08/2003 4:07:16 PM PST by ladyinred (Talk about a revolution, look at California!!! We dumped Davis!!!)
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That certainly took some balls. But the end I really don't think we have anything to fear from an investigation into pre-war intelligence. But the Republicans sure are acting like there is. Perhaps they bought into the spin on Kay report.

It's certainly unseemly for the Dems to be explicity using their seats on the Intel commitee for partisan purposes. But the best way to counteract that is to demand a fair and complete investigation, no?

199 posted on 11/08/2003 4:21:55 PM PST by MattAMiller
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BTTT!!!
208 posted on 11/08/2003 5:35:47 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection; GatorGirl; maryz; *Catholic_list; afraidfortherepublic; Antoninus; ...
Ping.
215 posted on 11/08/2003 5:52:46 PM PST by narses ("The do-it-yourself Mass is ended. Go in peace" Francis Cardinal Arinze of Nigeria)
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FRIST GROWS 'NADS; WOMEN, MINORITIES TO SUFFER MOST
220 posted on 11/08/2003 6:01:00 PM PST by clintonh8r (This isn't rocket surgery, people.)
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out-freepin-standing
224 posted on 11/08/2003 6:14:07 PM PST by cdrw (Freedom and responsibility are inseparable)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Nevada Sen. Harry Reid complained on the Senate floor that the memo had been "pilfered" by Republicans then leaked to the media, saying that act was just as offensive as anything revealed by the controversial document

It wasn't .. Hannity has already hinted it was a Democrat that gave it to him

But hey, For argument sake .. if it was .. It still does not excuse the ABUSE of power by Democrats with our intelligence secrects and our nations national security

The Democrats are playing games with OUR LIVES!!

Please read the Rules Senator Reid !!

RULES OF THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE

225 posted on 11/08/2003 6:15:34 PM PST by Mo1 (http://www.favewavs.com/wavs/cartoons/spdemocrats.wav)
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And the repubs have caused the dems to whine some more......Frist asked the dems to remain in session to discuss authorization bills........and they are actually going to engage in a filibuster against the dems.........LOLOL.....oh the whining and gnashing of the teeth.........whine whine whine.
226 posted on 11/08/2003 6:21:13 PM PST by OldFriend (DEMS INHABIT A PARALLEL UNIVERSE)
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Well... this is a positive sign, but there is still plenty of time for the GOP to spontaneously capitulate. I won't believe they are serious until whoever is responsible for the memo is tried, convicted, and sentenced. After all, it was only a few years ago the Senate gave a sitting President a pass to lie under oath in court, even after the precedent-setting impeachment.

So yes, I still believe the GOP is capable of failing to act appropriately to the seriousness of the transgression. Not only capable, but given the history, and statements from the likes of Sen. Hatch, likely.
231 posted on 11/08/2003 6:29:54 PM PST by thoughtomator ("A republic, if you can keep it.")
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233 posted on 11/08/2003 6:32:50 PM PST by InvisibleChurch (Like sittin' on pins and needles, things fall apart, it's scientific.)
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Good on him, now the Justice Dept. needs to get in on the action and raise the specter of possible charges of treason.
238 posted on 11/08/2003 6:41:35 PM PST by MissAmericanPie
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Neuticles. Frist just had them installed. He takes them out every night, though.
240 posted on 11/08/2003 6:43:16 PM PST by DoctorMichael (Thats my story, and I'm sticking to it.)
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Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has temporarily disbanded the Senate Intelligence Committee until committee Democrats reveal the identity of the author of a memo outlining a their plan to politicize intelligence data in a bid undermine President Bush's reelection.

Wow..this is Frist?
Kicking a** and taking names. I love it.

244 posted on 11/08/2003 6:55:50 PM PST by Jorge
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Memo Test excerpt:


"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 [Sen. Pat Roberts] has agreed to look at the activities of the office of the Secretary of Defense, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, as well as Secretary Bolton's office at the State Department.

"The fact that the chairman supports our investigations into these offices and cosigns 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. [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 may have already compiled all the public statements on Iraq made by senior administration officials. We will identify the most exaggerated claims. We will 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 of the administration's use of intelligence 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. Additional views on the interim report (1). The announcement of our independent investigation (2). And (3) additional views on the final investigation. Or:

"B) Once we identify solid leads the majority does not want to pursue, we would 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 footdragging 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 requests to the 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 revealing the misleading, if not flagrantly dishonest, methods and motives of senior administration officials who made the case for unilateral preemptive war.

"The approach outlined above seems to offer the best prospect for exposing the administration's dubious motives." [End of Memo Excerpt.]
259 posted on 11/08/2003 7:45:09 PM PST by TaxRelief (Welcome to the only website dedicated to the preservation of a free republic.)
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AW, let's not be too harsh on Rockefeller - he's is only taking the actions of the traitors Torricelli and Leaky Leahy to the next step!

It increases their standing in the Democrap Party!
261 posted on 11/08/2003 7:46:48 PM PST by leprechaun9
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Here's what I wrote earlier:

Senator wants memo writer identified and to apologize

Posted by savedbygrace to MHGinTN
On News/Activism 11/08/2003 9:46 AM CST #60 of 70

At the least, Frist should announce that until the staffer is fired, the committee will not be holding any further sessions on anything. The White House should announce that it isn't in the best interests of national security to provide any classified information to the committee.

The word should be: Rockefeller and the other Democrats on the committee cannot be trusted with national security.

However, the problem with the "fire the staffer" idea is that Rockefeller wrote the memo himself, or gave such detailed instructions to the staffer that any move to fire the staffer might push him or her to reveal too much about Rockefeller's involvement.

270 posted on 11/08/2003 8:24:31 PM PST by savedbygrace
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Frist Disbands Senate Intel Committee Over Memogate What an unexpected but pleasant surprise!
272 posted on 11/08/2003 8:29:27 PM PST by octobersky
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Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has temporarily disbanded the Senate Intelligence Committee until committee Democrats reveal the identity of the author of a memo outlining a their plan to politicize intelligence data in a bid undermine President Bush's reelection.

HOORAYYYYY!!! Frist is being a real man!!!
I want to know who wrote it, or had the typest type it. Yes!!!

281 posted on 11/08/2003 8:49:57 PM PST by concerned about politics ( As a rightous man declarith a thing, so shall it be.)
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Nevada Sen. Harry Reid complained on the Senate floor that the memo had been "pilfered" by Republicans then leaked to the media, saying that act was just as offensive as anything revealed by the controversial document.

"This is almost as outrageous as when we thought Newt Gingrich was using our copy machine," Reid continued.

282 posted on 11/08/2003 8:51:13 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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