Skip to comments.INTELLIGENCE GAMES: DEMS POLITICIZE NAT'L SECURITY
Posted on 07/20/2009 3:32:50 AM PDT by Scanian
THIS month has brought a sudden surge in partisan ship, accusations and calls for investigations on intelligence matters by House Democrats.
Democrats are claiming they were lied to by the CIA about a program and gleefully charge that then-Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the agency to not brief this program to Congress.
CIA Director Panetta refused to back the allegation that Cheney gave such an order. Former CIA Director Michael Hayden flatly denied that he'd ever been instructed not to brief Congress. Now Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has also distanced himself from these over-the-top allegations by House Democrats.
There's also been a flurry of bizarre letters from House Intelligence Committee members about this matter suggesting that Democrats are no longer interested in bipartisan oversight of intelligence. One was slipped under a Republican staff member's door after business hours. I first learned about it from the news media.
Another letter signed by seven Democratic House intelligence-committee members did not use House Intelligence committee stationery, apparently to ensure that Republicans didn't get a copy. Two Democratic House Intelligence Committee members refused to sign this letter because they thought it was too political.
These new allegations, letters and calls for investigations are part of a strategy by Democrats to attack intelligence personnel and agencies. Why? To protect House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- who is in hot water over her May 14 comments that the CIA "lies all the time" and misled her about enhanced interrogation of terrorist suspects.
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The left has to politicize everything. Miss USA, sex ed in Kindergarten, cartoons.... everything
If they can fabricate ‘Watergate’ type hearings over this and hang it on the GOP, they’ll tack on Obama failures ad infinitum, and with MSM connivance, convince the general dumb public that Dems should remain in power for the next century. That’s what they want.
A kids baseball game is a kids baseball game. Only a leftist would decide to turn it into a political event. The right seems more defensive against leftists politicization than anything else.
The Dems continue their ruthless attacks on patriotic Americans like Cheney and CIA employees. In contrast, W wanted to make nice so he kept George Tenet as CIA Director and his underlings even gave Joe Wilson an all expense paid vacation to Nigeria. The GOP will never learn. Don’t forget Trent Lott deciding to “share” the SEnate leadership.
It's kind of ironic, isn't it, that the Republicans get the threat that Al Qaeda brings, but think the Dems are just unruly teenagers.
Nancy lied, and now the whole pack of them are trying to make it look like she didnt.
It’s just that simple.
They should be voting to throw her garbage butt out of the Speakers office and into a water closet in the basement, but no, that isnt what democrats do.
INTELLIGENCE GAMES: Liberal can’t play that game there unarmed.
Truth is a TERRIBLE thing . . . . . . . for lying marxists like our Democrat Party!!
New allegations? These allegations were published by the NY Times and WaPo in 2001 - 2002: