Skip to comments.Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans
Posted on 12/14/2006 10:14:39 AM PST by Nachum
Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she will create a new congressional panel to examine the administration's intelligence budget and to make sure the money is being spent properly. Creating the panel, Pelosi said at a news conference, "makes oversight stronger and makes the American people safer."
Democrats have been highly critical of the conduct of intelligence agencies in the days before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the lead- up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Pelosi, D-Calif., also said that one of the first tasks of the Democratic-controlled House she will lead beginning in January will be approving the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, including taking steps to make intelligence decisions more transparent.
The Select Intelligence Oversight Panel proposed by Pelosi would be made up by members of the Appropriations Committee and the Select Committee on Intelligence, and would work within the Appropriations Committee.
It would examine, through hearings, the president's intelligence budget, prepare the classified annex to the annual defense spending bill and conduct oversight of the use of appropriated funds by intelligence agencies.
Democrat and intelligence in the same sentance should be regarded as an oxymoron.
Does this mean she plans to get some?
Intelligence, that is. Sheesh, get your minds outta the gutter!!
She plans to get some???
.... recovering from the shock of initially reading this headline as "Pelosi Announces Intelligent Plans"...
This could easily be the funniest headline of the century!
((((Hands Pax some smelling salts)))
Yes, lets get that WALL back up and running so none of US can be held accountable when innocent civilians are killed again!
Well, my mind IS attached to my body! ;-P
Seriously, though, I didn't know you'd already claimed this section of gutter!
It was this sort of amateur oversight that killed the Humint programs under Clinton that might have helped in Iraq. It would be nice if the people making such decisions knew the difference between Sunni and Shi'ite at least, knowledge which seems sort of scarce in the Democratic House at the moment. I won't be holding my breath.
I'll say it for you....you have to be intelligent first.
Oh, I thought she was going to try and obtain some.
Another "congressional panel"?
Great. Super. I'm sure terrorists worldwide are shaking in their sandals...
I used all of mine on the Benjamin Netanyahu threads.
... created to selectively overlook working initiatives of the Administration while finding information that can damage the President and/or the GOP.
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