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Democrat seeks to end standoff (Memogate)
Washington Times ^ | 11/14/03 | Brian DeBose

Posted on 11/13/2003 10:14:20 PM PST by kattracks

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:10:23 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

The ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings about a leaked memo politicizing prewar Iraqi intelligence and let the committee get back to work.

Intelligence committee business has been stalled for two weeks since the internal memo was leaked to Fox News, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia said in a letter to committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas. Mr. Rockefeller asked Mr. Roberts to begin conducting joint hearings on committee business next week.


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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004memo; jayrockefeller; memogate

1 posted on 11/13/2003 10:14:20 PM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
Nothing doing until all the 'Rats on that committee publicly disavow that memo, right?
2 posted on 11/13/2003 10:16:49 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: kattracks
Poor baby Rats, it`s time to bring back leaky Leahy
3 posted on 11/13/2003 10:18:10 PM PST by bybybill (remember, the fish come first)
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To: kattracks
Move on. Old news. We didn't do it. Everybody does it. We have the work of the American people to do. That isn't treason - what you are doing is treason. How dare you!!

More spin from the rats.
4 posted on 11/13/2003 10:20:43 PM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: kattracks

... demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings ...

5 posted on 11/13/2003 10:20:57 PM PST by dighton
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To: Post Toasties
Roberts should threaten (and follow through, if necessary, on that threat) to shut down that committee's operations unless and until the proper corrective actions are taken by Democrats so that such partisanship as the memo outlines is no longer a possibility.
6 posted on 11/13/2003 10:21:31 PM PST by Post Toasties
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To: kattracks
Stick it Rocky!
7 posted on 11/13/2003 10:25:17 PM PST by StriperSniper (All this, of course, is simply pious fudge. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: kattracks
Sure.
Let's get these judges confirmed and then maybe we can get you Democrats back into the loop.
8 posted on 11/13/2003 10:26:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: kattracks
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings...

Translation: "You will bend over, and you WILL take it the way we want you to take it, because the 'Shrub' stole the election and he's an illegitimate President and I SHOULD BE the Chairman of this committee and because the American people are ignoring the OUTRAGEOUS lies of this President and because most of all ...we're losing, losing, losing, and aren't going to take it anymore .. WWAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaa.."

For those who needed the English, infantile, non-spin version.

SFS

10 posted on 11/13/2003 10:43:42 PM PST by Steel and Fire and Stone (SFS)
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To: Post Toasties
This is priceless. The dems commit TREASON .. or at the least SEDITION .. and they're upset because "someone took the letter". Yeah .. one of their own staffers. But .. it's the repubs fault. Now .. they want to drop the issue .. I DON'T THINK SO!!

More letters, more phone calls, more emails .. NO DROPPING OF THE ISSUE OF THIS MEMO! None of the dems have disavowed this memo .. NOT ONE - except Zell Miller. We must not allow them to get away with this.
11 posted on 11/13/2003 10:46:04 PM PST by CyberAnt (America .. the LIGHT of the World)
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To: Post Toasties
This is priceless. The dems commit TREASON .. or at the least SEDITION .. and they're upset because "someone took the letter". Yeah .. one of their own staffers. But .. it's the repubs fault. Now .. they want to drop the issue .. I DON'T THINK SO!!

More letters, more phone calls, more emails .. NO DROPPING OF THE ISSUE OF THIS MEMO! None of the dems have disavowed this memo .. NOT ONE - except Zell Miller. We must not allow them to get away with this.
12 posted on 11/13/2003 10:49:46 PM PST by CyberAnt (America .. the LIGHT of the World)
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To: kattracks; All
One thing you can do to help keep the heat on is sign the MemoGate Petition.

http://www.petitiononline.com/demmemo1/petition.html
13 posted on 11/13/2003 10:57:47 PM PST by RGVTx (Sign the MemoGate Petition http://www.petitiononline.com/demmemo1/petition.html)
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To: kattracks
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings about a leaked memo politicizing prewar Iraqi intelligence and let the committee get back to work.

... and this, mind you, from the very same party manifestly incapable of "letting go of any sore feelings" and allowing jaw-droppingly OVER-qualified jurists to serve with a simple Senate majority vote.

Stick it someplace moist, Rockefeller. You whiny little feeb. :)

14 posted on 11/13/2003 11:00:36 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("The Clintons have damaged our country. They have done it together, in unison." -- Peggy Noonan)
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To: kattracks
Rockefeller needs to be expelled from the senate a-la-Packwood.
15 posted on 11/13/2003 11:15:14 PM PST by nightdriver
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To: Steel and Fire and Stone
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings about a leaked memo politicizing prewar Iraqi intelligence and let the committee get back to work.

Demanded?

16 posted on 11/14/2003 12:28:15 AM PST by BulletBobCo
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To: kattracks
Honest question. What important work might this committee do that could not be postponed until after the 2004 elections? They are an oversight committee aren't they? Its not like our intelligence services couldn't operate without them, is it?
17 posted on 11/14/2003 1:54:45 AM PST by I_dmc
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To: kattracks
Mr. Bush was quoting from a British intelligence report, which later was found to be erroneous.

When did this happen? I thought that Blair said he was standing by this intelligence. What memo did I miss?

18 posted on 11/14/2003 3:14:08 AM PST by patj
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To: kattracks
How about bringing in an experienced traitor as an arbitrator? TORCH TORRICELLI!
19 posted on 11/14/2003 4:14:15 AM PST by leprechaun9
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To: kattracks
"Sore feelings."

Ah yes, the usual Dem spin - never mind that the real issue is treason.
20 posted on 11/14/2003 4:16:47 AM PST by livius
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To: kattracks
"But, she said, Mr. Rockefeller wants the entire issue dropped in order to move the committee forward."

I'm sure he does, but in my opinion the man no longer has standing and should be replaced on the committee.

Period. End of sentence.

21 posted on 11/14/2003 4:19:43 AM PST by Pietro
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To: kattracks
Nothing doing. No way. As another poster said, time for a bunch of emails, faxes and phone calls to Sen Roberts, to tell him that AMERICA is not willing to let this go away.

We read it, (thank you Sean Hannity!) and we've made our decision. This is treasonous, and we're outraged that "Sen" Rockefeller is willing to declassify and leak sensitive information for political gain IN WARTIME!

Despicable Democrats! I wipe my feet on you!

22 posted on 11/14/2003 4:25:19 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: kattracks
" Mr. Bush was quoting from a British intelligence report, which later was found to be erroneous. The intelligence committee is investigating whether the White House was aware of the misinformation before the president's speech in January. "

I don't recall the Brit's backing down on this matter.

23 posted on 11/14/2003 4:25:35 AM PST by SeeRushToldU_So (Libs want to take my money, my guns, and my land....then sodimize me.)
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To: SeeRushToldU_So
Exactly! Found to be erroneous by whom?

Pure drivel!
24 posted on 11/14/2003 4:27:18 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: Pietro
bttt
25 posted on 11/14/2003 4:45:27 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: Post Toasties
do you think that the idea of move on is how RATS deal with every crisis? lets drop it, thw first world tradde center, the cole, the embassy bombing and move on. that is why nobody thinks we are safe with RATS running the government.
26 posted on 11/14/2003 6:07:09 AM PST by q_an_a
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To: kattracks
The ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings about a leaked memo politicizing prewar Iraqi intelligence and let the committee get back to work.

I'd tell'em to go urinate up a rope. Then I'd had'em a subpoena.

27 posted on 11/14/2003 6:08:32 AM PST by mewzilla
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To: mewzilla
Let the committee get back to work? What work?

Committing treason is work?
28 posted on 11/14/2003 6:48:53 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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