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Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans
Breitbart ^ | Dec 14 11:19 AM US/Eastern | JIM ABRAMS

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.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: intelligence; leaks; oxymoron; pelosi; plans
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1 posted on 12/14/2006 10:14:40 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum
"Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans"

No comment.

2 posted on 12/14/2006 10:15:23 AM PST by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: Nachum

Oxymoron


3 posted on 12/14/2006 10:15:25 AM PST by Osage Orange (I'm gonna live until I die.....- Jonny Rotten)
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To: Nachum
It's just not right to have Pelosi & Intelligence in the same headline.
4 posted on 12/14/2006 10:15:50 AM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log and a mental disorder.)
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To: Nachum

Democrat and intelligence in the same sentance should be regarded as an oxymoron.


5 posted on 12/14/2006 10:16:08 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: Nachum
Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans

Does this mean she plans to get some?

Intelligence, that is. Sheesh, get your minds outta the gutter!!

6 posted on 12/14/2006 10:16:19 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum
Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans

She plans to get some???

7 posted on 12/14/2006 10:16:27 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://wardsmythe.com)
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To: Nachum
More opportunities to leak classified info to the Slimes.


8 posted on 12/14/2006 10:16:31 AM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: Nachum

.... recovering from the shock of initially reading this headline as "Pelosi Announces Intelligent Plans"...


9 posted on 12/14/2006 10:17:10 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: Nachum

"Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans"

This could easily be the funniest headline of the century!

10 posted on 12/14/2006 10:18:10 AM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: pax_et_bonum

((((Hands Pax some smelling salts)))


11 posted on 12/14/2006 10:18:13 AM PST by BossLady (Islamic Motto: We Love Our Women To Death........)
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To: Nachum

Yes, lets get that WALL back up and running so none of US can be held accountable when innocent civilians are killed again!


12 posted on 12/14/2006 10:18:52 AM PST by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: Puppage
Intelligence, that is. Sheesh, get your minds outta the gutter!!

Well, my mind IS attached to my body! ;-P

Seriously, though, I didn't know you'd already claimed this section of gutter!

13 posted on 12/14/2006 10:18:57 AM PST by MortMan (I was going to be indecisive, but I changed my mind.)
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To: Nachum

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.


14 posted on 12/14/2006 10:19:40 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: The G Man

I'll say it for you....you have to be intelligent first.


15 posted on 12/14/2006 10:19:46 AM PST by BMC1 (11/7/06 THE DAY WE LOST THE WAR. TERRORISTS AND THE TERRORIST LOVING DEMONCRATS ARE NOW IN CONTROL.)
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To: Nachum

Oh, I thought she was going to try and obtain some.


16 posted on 12/14/2006 10:20:39 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Nachum

Another "congressional panel"?

Great. Super. I'm sure terrorists worldwide are shaking in their sandals...


17 posted on 12/14/2006 10:20:44 AM PST by fleagle
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To: Nachum

18 posted on 12/14/2006 10:21:00 AM PST by Doogle (USAF 68-73...although it's been said many times many ways Merry Christmas tooooo you)
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To: BossLady
((((Hands Pax some smelling salts)))

Thanks!

I used all of mine on the Benjamin Netanyahu threads.

;-)

19 posted on 12/14/2006 10:21:43 AM PST by pax_et_bonum (I will always love you, Flyer.)
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To: Nachum
The Select Intelligence Oversight Panel proposed by Pelosi

... created to selectively overlook working initiatives of the Administration while finding information that can damage the President and/or the GOP.

20 posted on 12/14/2006 10:22:55 AM PST by mikrofon (PELOSI - D anagrams to SPOILED)
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To: Nachum

What she plans to get some intelligence?

Sorry, couldn't resist.


21 posted on 12/14/2006 10:23:07 AM PST by brothers4thID (Being lectured by Ted Kennedy on ethics is not unlike being lectured on dating protocol by Ted Bundy)
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To: Nachum
Creating the panel, Pelosi said at a news conference, "makes oversight stronger and makes the American people safer."

I do not think the word "safer" means what she thinks it means.

22 posted on 12/14/2006 10:24:01 AM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: Nachum
taking steps to make intelligence decisions more transparent

Moron alert!!

23 posted on 12/14/2006 10:25:13 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.)
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To: Nachum

So far, the one word I would not use to describe her plans is the "I" word.


24 posted on 12/14/2006 10:26:03 AM PST by wmileo (Reagan Democrat for life)
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To: MortMan
Seriously, though, I didn't know you'd already claimed this section of gutter!

I got here before you. First come, etc.

25 posted on 12/14/2006 10:26:33 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Nachum
She wants to cut off funding or threaten to cut off funding for the Bush intelligence programs unless the president agrees to the democrat's demands. They are going to use the threat of cutting off funding for the war in Iraq to try to force the president in the war as well. This is just the same method for the NSA program.
26 posted on 12/14/2006 10:28:10 AM PST by Hendrix
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To: Nachum

Nothing but blank pages....


27 posted on 12/14/2006 10:28:27 AM PST by Kimmers
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To: Nachum

I figured this was going to be her announcement on the 'IQ Ceiling'.

To wit:

"No one in a position of leadership in the house will have an IQ which exceeds my own"

First Reporter Question: "Well, madame Speaker, what IS your IQ."

Pelosi: "How much change to do you have in your pocket?"


28 posted on 12/14/2006 10:32:01 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: pax_et_bonum
Happy to Help!!!! I have been purchasing in bulk since the Carter Administration. I can't believe my kindergarten teacher allowed it!!! ;)
29 posted on 12/14/2006 10:32:56 AM PST by BossLady (Islamic Motto: We Love Our Women To Death........)
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To: Nachum
"Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans"

What, is she going to go out and try to acquire some?

30 posted on 12/14/2006 10:38:12 AM PST by Redbob
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To: Nachum; All

1970s Redux.

The Dims also say they intend to dictate (micromanage) the portion of the defense budget for Iraq. Another 1970s redux.

It is time the Congressional GOP (1) got WOT/Iraq/Intelligence Policy/Defense Policy backbone, (2)demand the POTUS use his veto, with (3)GOP Senators who will stand up and not provide the 2/3rds needed to break the veto; using the 2/3rds requirement to force down the Dims surrender policy demands.

McPain and others can either stand on the sidelines on these issues, or truly lead. The base will be watching.


31 posted on 12/14/2006 10:46:48 AM PST by Wuli
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To: Hendrix

"She wants to cut off funding or threaten to cut off funding for the Bush intelligence programs unless the president agrees to the democrat's demands."

Go for it, B----!


32 posted on 12/14/2006 10:51:40 AM PST by Lee'sGhost (Crom! Non-Sequitur = Pee Wee Herman.)
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To: Wuli

While the dems and Rinos are wringing their hands over the POTUS monitoring calls from terrorists to the USA..

They are busy making MORE committees to SPY on everything happening in Washington...more spying, more leaking.

But, heaven forbid that any of the agencies be able to spy on the bad guys.


33 posted on 12/14/2006 10:53:20 AM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: Puppage

You will see more Muslims appointed to key positions...we need to be diversified of course


34 posted on 12/14/2006 10:59:25 AM PST by Youngman442002
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To: The G Man

Pelosi and Intelligence Plans do not belong togeather. So far she has not done anything correct with more of the same coming.


35 posted on 12/14/2006 11:03:09 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: Nachum

I'm sure she'll want to make sure the committees are diverse. Half the members will support the defense of America against terrorism, and half will support the destruction of America.


36 posted on 12/14/2006 11:03:57 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: Nachum
Democrats’ New Intelligence Chairman Needs a Crash Course on al Qaeda

Oversight by ding-a-lings like that?

SNORT.

37 posted on 12/14/2006 11:09:01 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: wmileo
"So far, the one word I would not use to describe her plans is the "I" word"

Oh there are plenty of "I" words that adequately define this wench..
I'll start:
INEPT!

38 posted on 12/14/2006 11:10:23 AM PST by evad
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To: Nachum
Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans

Does not compute.
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39 posted on 12/14/2006 11:31:28 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The terrorists have many allies in the United States, especially in the democrat party.)
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To: Nachum

What, is she getting a brain transplant?


40 posted on 12/14/2006 11:33:27 AM PST by blu (Merry Christmas, and I mean that in a totally Christian way!)
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To: Osage Orange

Oxymoron indeed; planned by a moron, no less.


41 posted on 12/14/2006 11:34:32 AM PST by wastedyears ("By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Nachum

All Democrats to receive brain enhancements.


42 posted on 12/14/2006 11:34:36 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. Rozerem commercials give me nightmares)
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To: Redbob

-are they doing brain transplants yet?


43 posted on 12/14/2006 11:36:51 AM PST by tioga
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To: Nachum

This article could have been a lot shorter. The author could have written "Democrats to cut intelligence spending." and been done with it.


44 posted on 12/14/2006 11:40:41 AM PST by Pete
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To: Nachum

Nancy Pelosi and intelligence don't elong in the same sentence.


45 posted on 12/14/2006 12:00:12 PM PST by TBP
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To: Txsleuth

If the US modern liberals had their way, we would have a parliamtentary style government, and as in Britain, cabinet officers would be expected to have an equal role with the chief executive on many policy matters.

If you follow legislation since the 1920s, Congress has been gradually usurping the strong executive the founders created. Essentially they have no understanding or respect for the division of powers, and assume, irrespective of what the Constitution says, the POTUS is not supposed to wipe his butt except by the means and method proscribed by Congress. How wrong they are.

A few liberals in the last few years have even thrown out the Constitution, in remarks in which they said Congress was the "supreme law of the land".

Also what they ignore completely, is while collectively, district by district they were elected by the people, the POTUS is the only one elected by the voting of all the people.


46 posted on 12/14/2006 12:01:18 PM PST by Wuli
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To: Nachum

First off, they're looking for a Democrat with intelligence.


47 posted on 12/14/2006 12:07:38 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: The G Man
"Pelosi Announces Intelligence Plans"

Alternate headline:

Pelosi draws straws. Will follow Yellow Brick Road with Homeless Waif and Pooch.

48 posted on 12/14/2006 12:07:59 PM PST by N. Theknow ((Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.))
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To: Wuli

Very well put...I have heard speeches on the floor of the Senate this last few years by dems that don't even try to hide that they want to have more power than the POTUS...

They really assume that Americans are so ignorant..that when they rant and rave about Pres. Bush's so-called "power grab", which is only his duties under the Constitution....that the American people will then rise up and elect a POTUS that SAYS that he/she agrees with the Senators...ala Obama or Hillary.

However, we both know that the minute they would be sworn in...it would be back to the ACTUAL Constitution..and too bad GOP Senators...LOL


49 posted on 12/14/2006 12:23:12 PM PST by Txsleuth (Bolton/Cheney (that would be Lynne) 08)
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To: Nachum; jazusamo; smoothsailing; freema; upchuck; desherwood7
Murtha Watch Alert!

There's a blog with interesting analysis about Pelosi's plan. Murtha plays a role. You can read the whole piece here: The Politics of Intelligence Reform.

Here’s an excerpt:

Speaker-elect Nancy Pelosi has unveiled plans for a new Intelligence Oversight Committee, which will apparently focus on the nation's intel budget, and how those resources are used.

…snip…

According to Pelosi, the oversight committee will be comprised of members from the Appropriations Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), which has traditionally exercised oversight authority.

…snip…

...Ms. Pelosi's plan is more about politics than oversight reform. By giving the appropriations committee a key role in intel oversight, the speaker-elect will grant more power to a pair of key allies, David Obey of Wisconsin (who will chair the panel in January), and Pennsylvania's Jack Murtha, whom she supported in a failed bid for majority leader. Obey and Murtha (who will chair the defense appropriations sub-committee) are expected to have a major say in who winds up on the intel oversight panel, and the matters they pursue. And since both strongly oppose U.S. involvement in Iraq, they (along with Ms. Pelosi) can use the sub-committee to investigate various intel issues they oppose, and further weaken administration policies in the War on Terror.

Let me or jazusamo know if you want on the Murtha Watch Ping List.

50 posted on 12/14/2006 1:42:54 PM PST by RedRover (The spider is spinning his web.)
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