This is a stunt to deflect attention and allow the Democrats to bash both the Bush administration and the CIA.
You'll be able to tell who the actual Democrat shills are by what information they leave out of their stories. Naturally, MSNBC has been stunned by the on-going and, possibly, criminal deceptions of Panetta and the CIA.
It will be interesting to see how the Dems try to square the “CIA lied” theme with the “Bush lied” theme. At some point they will have to claim that Bush TOLD the CIA to lie, and I have little doubt that THAT is a lie. But I actually agree that the CIA has indeed lied, either as CYA for bad intelligence, or because they opposed Bush and his policies. Remember the whole Plame affair and the various anti-Bush leaks that came out of the CIA and other agencies when the Iraq war went sour? But so far it looks like the Dems are going to try to claim that CIA disinformation to Congress and the public began and ended with the Bush administration, and that somehow Bush was behind it. I would actually enjoy a full and honest inquiry, but since the Dems are in charge that ain’t gonna happen.