We have waited long enough, the info needs to be released now and especially before the mid term elections.
I think the whole story will be more damaging to the dems.
And I think it will be more beneficial to the '08 elections than it will be to midterms.
Many voters in state elections vote on local issues.
People who vote in Presidential elections are more heavily swayed by world events.
If the admin had a slam dunk story with these docs, they would have already released them. I would rather trust Bush/Cheney to know when they should be released and will be the most effective than a reporter who just wants a story.
I doubt it takes a human being to make all the translations. I assume, based on my personal experience in the intel community, that language translation programs are being used along with other computer hardware and software. Keyword searches can flag documents for in-depth analysis. Any action generates reams of paperwork as the CYA syndrome common to bureaucrats of all nationalities comes into play. That leads to grouping of documents according to ranking interest. At some point, human interface has to put the peices together and make judgements. The public will never know just how smart and dedicated our intel folks are because they must hid their light. They do not need a hundred years to get the job done. The problems are politicians, foreign and domestic,
with personal agendas to protect. Waiting until ALL documents are processed is a big mistake. There are many heads to this snake. Cut them off as quickly as they are found.