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Democrat seeks to end standoff
THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 14 Nov 03 | By Brian DeBose

Posted on 11/14/2003 6:52:18 AM PST by .cnI redruM

Edited on 07/12/2004 4:10:24 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: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: 2004memo; intelcommittee; jayrockefeller; memo; memogate; senate; traitors
Rockefeller's arrogance is apalling. His impeachment hearings need to begin next week.
1 posted on 11/14/2003 6:52:19 AM PST by .cnI redruM
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To: .cnI redruM
Agreed. We are just supposed to forget that someone, Rockefeller, planed on comitting treason and go on as if it didn't happen. Not this time!
2 posted on 11/14/2003 6:56:48 AM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: .cnI redruM
"There are pressing matters before our committee that need immediate attention.

Yeah - like getting rid of scumbags like you from the committee!

3 posted on 11/14/2003 6:57:25 AM PST by grobdriver
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To: .cnI redruM
I think I just found a new dictionary definition for "chutzpah".
4 posted on 11/14/2003 6:57:55 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: .cnI redruM
Rockefeller should be removed from the Committe and prosecuted...but you just watch. Roberts will cowtow to him and agree to continue without any corrective - or punishment measures - being taken.
5 posted on 11/14/2003 6:58:01 AM PST by ImpotentRage
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To: .cnI redruM
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...

...on the plan outlined in the memo.

6 posted on 11/14/2003 6:58:46 AM PST by kevao (Fuques France!)
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To: .cnI redruM
Or, more accurately, you did. Nice find.
7 posted on 11/14/2003 6:59:13 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: .cnI redruM
"The real issue, the spokeswoman said, was that someone took the letter and gave it to the press"

The real issue b$tch, is TREASON!!!!! Deal with it.

8 posted on 11/14/2003 6:59:43 AM PST by el_texicano
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To: .cnI redruM
But, she said, Mr. Rockefeller wants the entire issue dropped in order to move the committee forward.

Nice try.

9 posted on 11/14/2003 7:00:53 AM PST by Dog Gone
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To: .cnI redruM
Sen. Rockefeller, I share your desire that the committee should get back to work. One simple way to affect this change is for you to resign.
10 posted on 11/14/2003 7:01:10 AM PST by Coop (God bless our troops!)
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To: .cnI redruM
All Democrats on the committee can nmo longer be trusted with classified or sensitive information. It's that simple.

All of them should resign enmass. Otherwise, they should be censured by the Senate and stripped of their posts. Starting with the Snake Jay Rockefeller.
11 posted on 11/14/2003 7:02:22 AM PST by John Valentine (In Seoul, and keeping one eye on the hills to the North...)
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To: .cnI redruM
Rockefeller should be replaced on the committee by his own party. No further business can be done with this turd.
12 posted on 11/14/2003 7:02:47 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: .cnI redruM
Memo to Sen Roberts: Send a letter in response back to Rocky and DETAIL every item that the Dems have tried to do to DESTROY Bush and US and give it to the press just like Rocky gave His to the press.

The public needs to be reminded of how foul the Dems are and what they are trying to do.

The Dems enemy is Bush..not Saddam.

13 posted on 11/14/2003 7:03:09 AM PST by Ann Archy
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To: .cnI redruM
"The real issue, the spokeswoman said, was that someone took the letter and gave it to the press, which is a violation of committee rules. But, she said, Mr. Rockefeller wants the entire issue dropped in order to move the committee forward."

No Ms. 'spokeswoman', the issue is that the memo was composed in the first place. The entire contents of which comprise an act of treason. Mr. Rockefeller wants the issue dropped so he can save his sorry arrogant butt.
14 posted on 11/14/2003 7:03:51 AM PST by Lee Heggy (Make God laugh...tell him your plans.)
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To: .cnI redruM
If the Republicans don't do someting big with this memogate thing they are going to be upset on election day.

Get a spine Pubbies. This is WAR.

15 posted on 11/14/2003 7:03:57 AM PST by Newbomb Turk
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To: .cnI redruM
Somebody doesn't like being blind.
16 posted on 11/14/2003 7:04:06 AM PST by FranklinsTower
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To: FranklinsTower
No, she doesn't. Especially with the "Pelican Tapes" and Peter Paul coming to the forefront.
17 posted on 11/14/2003 7:11:27 AM PST by Sal
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To: .cnI redruM
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.

Good grief. It's like a cartoon.

This sledgehammer and the ice-pick of the judicial filibusters MUST be used as weapons (figuratively). When will hte pubs see this as it is- a war for our country?!

Fight dammit!!!

18 posted on 11/14/2003 7:11:28 AM PST by Principled
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To: Newbomb Turk
At the very least, he must be removed from this committee.
19 posted on 11/14/2003 7:11:57 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: FranklinsTower
And maybe more importantly, the boxes and boxes of documents from Saddam's government still being translated...
20 posted on 11/14/2003 7:13:20 AM PST by Sal
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Right! An apology does NOT get him off the hook for treason. Especially when they show all signs of continuing their treason.

It would be wrong--and a danger to our country--to allow these traitors ANY further access to our national security intelligence IMO.

21 posted on 11/14/2003 7:16:12 AM PST by Sal
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To: Principled; All
Basically, the GOP needs to do the following.

1) Every time a Senate Dem grows obnoxious, reread the memo in a well-publicized forum.

2) Counter-filibuster every time they hold up a judicial nominee. A prominent feature of every one of these filibusters should be a rereading of the memo.

3) Start running adds in West Virginia where the memo is read in it's entirenty. Repeatedly tell the people of WVA exactly what their junior senator is doing.

4) Repeat items 1-3 until Senator Rockefeller resigns and becomes citizen Rockefeller instead. That would help move things along a bit.
22 posted on 11/14/2003 7:17:32 AM PST by .cnI redruM (My lifestyle determines my deathstyle - Metallica)
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To: Newbomb Turk
The Republicans had better develop a strategy to cut the Dems off at the knees on these issues.

They have tried to alert the public on the gravity of the issue, but the press easily plays it off and changes the subject. The strategy of pointing at the Dems and hollering 'where's the outrage?' is a proven loser. It is not for the general populace to rise up and defend Republican committee members when they get snookered.

It is up to the Republicans to simply screw certain Dems as hard as they can and force the Dems to raise the issue to the public when the pain gets too much. The Dems have no problem upsetting the 'gentleman's club' atmosphere when it gets them mileage. The Dems will be begging for gentlemanly rules when this is dealt with properly.

23 posted on 11/14/2003 7:18:36 AM PST by Monti Cello
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To: Monti Cello
I have to agree with you.

But I still want those emails, faxes, and phone calls to the Senators to demand Rockefeller's resignation.

In wartime, declassifying intelligence to use in leaks for political gain is, in my opinion, clearly TREASON, and that is exactly what the memo called for.
24 posted on 11/14/2003 7:22:17 AM PST by Judith Anne (Send a message to the Democrat traitors--ROCKEFELLER MUST RESIGN!)
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To: .cnI redruM
I have a simpler strategy:

1. Suspend all committee operations until after next November's elections. All they are doing is making mischief, anyway.

25 posted on 11/14/2003 7:32:39 AM PST by expatpat
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To: .cnI redruM
He [Senator Roberts] said the memo prejudges the committee's inquiry into President Bush's statement in his State of the Union Address indicating Saddam Hussein was seeking uranium from Niger to pursue a nuclear weapons program in Iraq.

I find it surprising that Senator Roberts would mention President Bush's reference to 'uranium from Niger' in his State of the Union address. After all, President Bush never mentioned Niger in the SOTU.

26 posted on 11/14/2003 7:33:22 AM PST by SolidSupplySide
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To: SolidSupplySide
Sen. Roberts may or may not be to the right of John McPain. I'm not quite sure.
27 posted on 11/14/2003 7:34:21 AM PST by .cnI redruM (My lifestyle determines my deathstyle - Metallica)
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To: ImpotentRage
you just watch. Roberts will cowtow to him and agree to continue without any corrective - or punishment measures - being taken.

THAT had better not happen, or this lifelong Republican will become an Independent.
I'm tired of being "represented" by wussies.
28 posted on 11/14/2003 7:35:52 AM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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To: Sal
DeKnees Rich is back in the news, as well....
29 posted on 11/14/2003 7:38:04 AM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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To: .cnI redruM
I sent the following snail mail earlier this week.

Perhaps there are those here who will do the same?

Office of Senator Bill Frist
10/10/03 461 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

Dear Senator Frist:

I, as a citizen of these great United States, write to advise you of my concern about the “memo” from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

From all indications it seems this is being swept under the rug. It would seem we are not only at war with terrorists, we have them in our government.

Don’t you believe it's past time to shut down the "Senate Intelligence Committee", realign and get some Americans in there?

When elected officials place their individual ideology ahead of the security of our nation, especially in a time of war, it is time they are removed.

Thank you,

30 posted on 11/14/2003 7:38:46 AM PST by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: MamaLucci
How so? Do you have a link?

Bad pennies all show up again, don't they?

Thanks,

Leni

31 posted on 11/14/2003 7:42:07 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: .cnI redruM
Mr. Bush was quoting from a British intelligence report, which later was found to be erroneous.

No true. The British, as far as I know, have continually insisted that the report is true.

32 posted on 11/14/2003 7:43:57 AM PST by Zack Nguyen
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To: .cnI redruM
look for the cash to DNC ? Soros re payment for this kind of attempts at unseating Dubya?
33 posted on 11/14/2003 7:47:21 AM PST by mo
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To: MinuteGal
Here ya go, Leni
34 posted on 11/14/2003 7:47:25 AM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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To: Zack Nguyen
Once again, the inconvenient details go burning down the memory hole.
35 posted on 11/14/2003 7:52:15 AM PST by .cnI redruM (My lifestyle determines my deathstyle - Metallica)
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To: MamaLucci
Thanks, Mama. I'm not optimistic the feds will go after her again. I'll stay tuned.

Leni

36 posted on 11/14/2003 7:53:53 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: .cnI redruM
I intended to criticize Reuters, not Senator Roberts. I'm sure Reuters inserted the claim about Niger on their own and Senator Roberts, like President Bush, never uttered the word 'Niger'.
37 posted on 11/14/2003 7:58:43 AM PST by SolidSupplySide
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To: MinuteGal
I'm not optimistic the feds will go after her again.

I'm not either, but some of the Clinton "loose ends" sure are
coming out of the woodwork lately, and perhaps one of them will unravel.
Hope springs eternal. :)
38 posted on 11/14/2003 8:01:53 AM PST by MamaLucci (Clinton met with a White House intern more than he did with his CIA director)
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To: .cnI redruM
Don't get your hopes up!

"They want to pretend like it didn't happen and they don't want to acknowledge the sentiments in the memo and the chairman is not willing to accept that yet."

Emphasis added. Translation: "We're just stringing along the party faithful, but when push comes to shove, we're not only fully prepared to cave, but eager to."

39 posted on 11/14/2003 8:48:53 AM PST by thoughtomator ("A republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: G.Mason
Good idea - I just emailed him this:

Dear Senator Roberts,
As a patriotic American, I demand that Rockefeller be expelled from the Committee. He is clearly interested only in injuring our President, and doesn't give a damn about our country.
As to his letter claiming "There are pressing matters before our committee that need immediate attention. Not just the investigation into prewar intelligence on [weapons of mass destruction] but also the nuclear threat from North Korea and Iran, the insurgency in Iraq and the growing threat of al Qaeda around the world," NONE of those issues was as important, apparently as his political scheming and back-stabbing. Since, to this day, he refuses to acknowledge that his memo and strategy were wrong, he cannot be trusted with sensitive information. It is time he went the way of "Leaky Leahy". Don't back down! Our security depends on this!

40 posted on 11/14/2003 10:33:36 AM PST by talleyman (Never question the patriotism of Democrats - there's none to question)
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To: talleyman
Good for you, and us all. Enough of these and perhaps these "leaders" will lead.

On the telemarketer situation, and after 50 million people signed on to being stricken from their calling records, the feeble 600+ passed that legislation in several days.

I surely thought the 2nd revolution would take place after my death. Now I'm not so sure.

41 posted on 11/14/2003 11:49:35 AM PST by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: MamaLucci
Marvin Smilon, a spokesman for Manhattan U.S. Attorney James Comey, declined to comment. [about Rich]

Thanks for the link. I feel like a naive fool to keep hoping for real justice after thinking the Clintons would be exposed time after time after time and being disappointed time after time...

OTOH this Justice Dept seems to proceed quietly until they're really ready--as in the Phillie mayor only finding out about that investigation when his lackey police found the bug. Otherwise none of us knew about it. I'm hoping to God plenty is going on behind the scenes without leaks. Imagine that!

42 posted on 11/14/2003 4:19:06 PM PST by Sal
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To: .cnI redruM
"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."

The gall of these traitors is astounding. Let's put this in its proper perspective, shall we?

"The ranking DemocRAT (reminder: democrats are the MINORITY - they seem to have forgotten that) 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 forget about the treasonous actions of the democRATs and let the committee get back to work planning the overthrow of the president."

43 posted on 11/14/2003 4:28:26 PM PST by sweetliberty ("Having the right to do a thing is not at all the same thing as being right in doing it.")
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To: Judith Anne
I just fax'd Rockefeller, at 1-202-224-7665.

I have to admit that there were some four letter words in my message. That's why I won't reproduce it here - during the Family Hour.
44 posted on 11/14/2003 4:33:06 PM PST by jackbill
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