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  • DEM REGRETS ANTI-GOP INTEL MEMO

    11/12/2003 10:47:19 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 7 replies · 123+ views
    nypost ^ | November 12, 2003 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>A Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday said it was "unfortunate" that Democratic committee staffers wrote a memo outlining a strategy to play politics with prewar intelligence.</p> <p>"The memo was unfortunate because it had a tone of pre-judgment," Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) told The Post. "I think the tone of the memo was unfortunate."</p>
  • Frist: Memogate Dems Can't be Trusted with Intel Secrets

    11/12/2003 6:44:18 PM PST · by kattracks · 38 replies · 1,249+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/12/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Sen. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., said Wednesday that he was forced to limit the activities of the Senate Intelligence Committee because he no longer believes Democrat members who sanctioned the partisan misuse of committee resources can be trusted with foreign intelligence secrets. Noting that committee Democrats have yet to identify the author of a controversial memo urging that intelligence data be used as a political weapon against President Bush, Frist told radio host Sean Hannity, "If those people are still in the room handling intelligence given to us by other nations so that they can undermine our Commander-in-Chief, that...
  • "Memogate Proves Democrats' Apathy Toward Security"

    11/12/2003 10:17:52 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 86+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 11/12/03 | Kevin Willmann
    In a column entitled ''No Longer Your Grandparents’ Democratic Party,'' (posted March 14, 2003 on ChronWatch.com) I wrote the following: ''Today, the Democratic party of FDR, Truman, and JFK no longer exists. Instead, most of the current Democratic leaders in Congress have shown that they don’t give a damn about the security of the American people, nor the morale of our military, unless there is a political opportunity in store for them.'' Since the time I wrote those words, I can point to a plethora of comments from the nine Democratic presidential wannabes and other Democrats. Their constant and vitriolic...
  • House Resolution to Call for Sen. Rockefeller's Resignation (MemoGate Action Alert!)

    11/12/2003 7:25:44 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 79 replies · 260+ views
    jmstein7
    House Resolution to Call for Sen. Rockefeller's Resignation (MemoGate Action Alert!)Although the Senate Republicans have taken some significant steps toward holding the Democrats on the Select Intelligence committee accountable for their treasonous memo outlining a plan to use the power and resources of the committee against the President -- such as partially shutting the committee down -- further action is necessary.Despite popular belief, there are Republicans in Washington with spines -- in the House of Representatives.  For example, Majority Leader DeLay has shown an enormous willingness to play hardball with the Democrats -- just look at how he is punishing...
  • DEM REGRETS ANTI-GOP INTEL MEMO

    11/12/2003 1:02:42 AM PST · by kattracks · 72 replies · 493+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/1203 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>November 12, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - A Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday said it was "unfortunate" that Democratic committee staffers wrote a memo outlining a strategy to play politics with prewar intelligence. "The memo was unfortunate because it had a tone of pre-judgment," Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) told The Post. "I think the tone of the memo was unfortunate."</p>
  • A tale of two memos: Hugh Hewitt exposes Democrats' lack of concern for U.S. security

    11/12/2003 2:32:41 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 43 replies · 248+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, November 12, 2003 | Hugh Hewitt
    A tale of two memos Posted: November 12, 20031:00 a.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com The tale of two memos illustrates much that divides Republicans from Democrats. The first memo was authored by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. It was leaked from the Pentagon, and it was characterized by its focus on the enemy that threatens the United States. Rumsfeld pushed his colleagues to focus on the long-range problem presented by the madrassas and by the need to continually push the government to innovate in the war that cannot be lost. The second memo was authored by the staff to the Senate's Democrats...
  • MEMOGATE UPDATE: Answer this one question and you've nailed the traitor(s)

    11/11/2003 4:14:25 AM PST · by Mia T · 42 replies · 928+ views
    <p>MEMOGATE INDIRECTION: Rockefeller and Daschle, as we have argued, are decoys, useful idiots, more cutout than cutthroat, less sockdolager than sock-puppet. Rockefeller's too genteel; Daschle's too "concerned." Neither, frankly, has the requisite utter disregard for life. And perhaps most important, (insofar as decoy suitability is concerned), each is sufficiently insipid to ensure insufficient opposition ire.</p>
  • Strategy memo 'poisons' panel

    11/10/2003 9:10:04 AM PST · by Judith Anne · 44 replies · 118+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 10, 2003 | Audrey Hudson
    <p>The chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence yesterday said his nonpartisan panel will continue operating, but in a weakened capacity because of a Democratic memo that surfaced last week outlining plans for a partisan attack against the White House.</p>
  • Rockefeller Threatened to Make Intel Committee Partisan in 2002

    11/10/2003 11:21:34 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 135+ views
    Tanon ^ | 11/10/03 | Jeff Gannon
    A scandal shut down the Senate Intelligence Committee last week after a memo was leaked to media which revealed a Democrat plot to use classified information against President Bush in the 2004 elections. The memo was prepared by a staffer at the request of Committee Vice Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and detailed a plan to string the committee chairman, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), along until the Democrats "pulled the trigger" on an investigation of their own. Democrats on the committee denied the partisan nature of the memo (read full text of memo) and deflected criticism with complaints of their own...
  • Frist Accuses Democrats of Undermining Intelligence Panel

    11/10/2003 5:41:58 AM PST · by Judith Anne · 52 replies · 49+ views
    FoxNews ^ | November 7, 2003 | ap staff
    <p>WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican sharply accused Democrats Friday of undermining the Senate Intelligence Committee (search) in their zeal to score political points against President Bush.</p> <p>Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee also suggested that an escalating partisan fight over the committee's inquiry into prewar intelligence (search) could prompt the panel to finish its investigation more quickly than had been anticipated.</p>
  • "Rockefeller under intense pressure by others": Sen Bayh on MEMO;Put Jay/clintonite under oath

    11/10/2003 6:38:50 AM PST · by Mia T · 20 replies · 869+ views
    <p>MEMOGATE INDIRECTION: Rockefeller and Daschle, as we have argued, are decoys, useful idiots, more cutout than cutthroat, less sockdolager than sock-puppet. Rockefeller's too genteel; Daschle's too "concerned." Neither, frankly, has the requisite utter disregard for life. And perhaps most important, (insofar as decoy suitability is concerned), each is sufficiently insipid to ensure insufficient opposition ire.</p>
  • ***Why Is Matt Drudge Burying "The Memo"***

    11/10/2003 2:08:02 AM PST · by The Wizard · 28 replies · 24+ views
    Stardate: 0311.10
    I have looked everyday since Hannity, Matt's friend, broke the story...I watched Bill Frist show the first sign of backbone EVER in the senate by cancelling the committee meetings....These are both big news stories, and Matt, like the NY times and the other democrat house porgans are silent....has Matt gone over to the enemy.....
  • Roberts: Intel Cmtee Could Finish Iraq Probe Without Dems

    11/09/2003 11:49:16 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 14 replies · 92+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/9/03 | Limbacher
    Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kans., left open the possibility on Sunday that committee Republicans may complete their probe into pre-war Iraq intelligence without Democrats unless minority members disavow a memo outlining plans to politicize the investigation. "Somebody has to disavow this memo or it's going to be very difficult to put this committee back together again," an angry-sounding Roberts told "Fox News Sunday." "We are going to finish the inquiry - that's our primary duty right now," he added, saying that the probe was "about 90 percent done." Asked if he thought it "would be possible to...
  • Gore Blasts Bush for Disbanding Senate Intelligence Cte., Charges Nixon-like Coverup over 911

    11/09/2003 11:47:40 AM PST · by nwrep · 80 replies · 1,117+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | November 9, 2003 | nwrep
    Al Gore has charged that the Bush administration is attempting to cover-up the 9/11 investigation by dismissing the Senate Intelligence Committee. In a speech sponsored by the Communist Group Moveon.org, Gore dismissed the partisan Democrat memo advising the committee to use intelligence information for political purposes as "trivial", and accused Bush of over-reaching in his authority, in much the same way as Richard Nixon did when he fired his Chief Investigator during the Watergate scandal. It was reported here that Senator Frist disbanded the Senate Intellignce Committee after the partisan memo revealed it would be unable to carry out its...
  • Write FOR "MemoGate" SUNDAY!

    11/09/2003 9:18:45 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 38 replies · 110+ views
    Write FOR "MemoGate" SUNDAY!  “If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin. The ones responsible - be they staff or elected or both should be dealt with quickly and severely sending a lesson to all that this kind of action will not be tolerated, ignored or excused.” -- Senator Zell Miller (D-GA)The Senate Democrats have gone too far, but nothing will be done unless you help take action. Please write a “letter to the editor” of your local newspaper and tell them why the U.S. Senate must investigate the Dem Memo!1) Click here if...
  • Transcript: Carl Levin on 'FOX News Sunday'

    11/09/2003 10:32:32 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 24 replies · 165+ views
    FOX ^ | 11/9/03
    <p>The following is a transcribed excerpt from FOX News Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003.</p> <p>TONY SNOW, FOX NEWS: Now joining us for the Democratic side is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Carl Levin of Michigan. He's in our New York studio.</p>
  • Senators on Intelligence Panel Clash on Talk Show

    11/09/2003 10:29:04 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 49 replies · 426+ views
    NY Times ^ | 11/9/03 | Brian Knowlton
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and a senior Democratic member of the panel clashed in unusually sharp and public ways today in a dispute that has interrupted the committee's review of prewar intelligence on Iraq. The dispute stems from the leak of an internal draft memorandum by a Democratic staff member. The memo suggested that because the committee's inquiry was focusing on the work of intelligence agencies, and not on how the White House used intelligence, Democrats should be ready to disavow the panel's findings and "pull the trigger" to demand an independent investigation. Senator Pat Roberts,...
  • The Rockefeller memo: Whiff of treason

    11/09/2003 9:21:23 AM PST · by Laverne · 50 replies · 1,867+ views
    <p>A leaked memo from the office of West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller urges fellow Democrats on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to use its probe into Iraq war planning as a staging ground to beat President Bush. It calls for an independent investigation of the president next year, timed for maximum negative impact on Mr. Bush's re-election effort.</p>
  • Political bitterness over memo runs deeper

    11/09/2003 7:57:07 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 8 replies · 126+ views
    Kansas.com ^ | 11/9/03
    Part of what's feeding the bitterness between Democrats and Republicans in the "Memogate" scandal that engulfed Sen. Pat Roberts' investigation of pre-Iraq war intelligence last week is another intelligence scandal that made headlines for a few days last summer, then faded away: the outing of Valerie Plame. Plame was the CIA operative named in a July column by conservative commentator Robert Novak detailing the search for Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction. Because her husband is Joseph Wilson, a retired diplomat who had criticized the Bush administration after an Iraqi-weapons-search trip to Niger, Democrats--and Wilson--suspected that Plume's identity was leaked,...
  • Partisanship rules, even on intelligence

    11/09/2003 6:32:27 AM PST · by Lando Lincoln · 13 replies · 94+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | November 9, 2003 | Editorial Board
    There was a time on Capitol Hill when those who had to deal with matters of national security and intelligence felt a duty to conduct business without regard to partisanship. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence had always served as a bastion of such commonality of purpose. But no more. A memo written by Democratic staffers and first revealed on the Fox News Channel discloses an appalling strategy that proposes to sacrifice the national interest to partisan politics. The committee has been investigating the pre-Iraq war intelligence and, of course, is in receipt of all manner of classified documents in...
  • A memo to the committee: Americans deserve bipartisan review of intelligence

    11/09/2003 7:32:06 AM PST · by William McKinley · 3 replies · 57+ views
    The uproar over a leaked strategy memo for Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee appears to be much ado over nothing. Sen. Jon Kyl, an Arizona Republican, said the memo "lays bare what we've started to see for some time: an orchestrated effort by Democrats at a time of war to improperly use an intelligence investigation as a weapon against President Bush." Even some Democrats are criticizing the memo, prepared by a staffer for Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., the Intelligence Committee's co- chair, but not distributed. "If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin," said...
  • Political Terrorism [Col. North on THE Memo]

    11/09/2003 3:54:06 AM PST · by Quilla · 33 replies · 160+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2003 | Ollie North
    WASHINGTON -- Veterans Day -- the national holiday we celebrate this week -- used to be called Armistice Day. Until 1954, when President Dwight Eisenhower signed into law a bill proclaiming November 11 a day to honor veterans, Americans recognized the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month as the moment when the guns stopped firing in "The War to End All Wars." The 1918 agreement to end the carnage of World War I was anything but an unconditional victory for the Allies over the Central Powers -- and it eventually led to a far less than...
  • SAY "NO!" TO CLINTON-DEM TREASON / Demand Full MEMOgate Investigation / SIGN PETITION

    11/08/2003 6:22:54 PM PST · by Mia T · 68 replies · 495+ views
    MEMOgate: democrat party treasonhttp://demmemogate.blogspot.com/ Secret Democrat manifesto detailing the undermining of President Bush in wartime by the seditious misuse of classified intelligence data from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.   DEMAND FULL INVESTIGATION INTO MEMOGATESIGN PETITION  Full investigation into "Memo Gate"   View Current Signatures   -   Sign the Petition   To:  Senate Ethics Committee The Democrat senators on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee are putting American lives at risk. The Democrat memo that surfaced last week uncovered a detailed "plan" by Democrats on the Select Intelligence Committee to use the resources of that committee as a...
  • Roberts fires back at Democrats

    11/08/2003 5:57:13 AM PST · by Laverne · 65 replies · 668+ views
    Eagle Washington bureau ^ | Sat, Nov. 08, 2003 | BY ALAN BJERGA
    Sen. Pat Roberts lashed out Friday at Congressional Democrats, accusing them of using his inquiry into pre-Iraq-war intelligence for political gain. "Until this reprehensible attack plan and strategy to derail this committee's important work is addressed, I'm afraid it will be impossible to return to business as usual," Roberts said on the Senate floor. He said the investigation's quality is threatened unless Democrats "accept responsibility for destroying" the committee's nonpartisanship. Roberts was one of a procession of Republicans decrying a memo prepared by Democratic staff on the Select Senate Committee on Intelligence, which Roberts leads. The memo, leaked to Fox...
  • 'Flagrantly Dishonest': The Democrat Memo

    11/08/2003 10:36:40 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 39 replies · 160+ views
    WSJ Opinion Journal ^ | Opinion Journal Staff
    <p>One of the last redoubts of peaceful coexistence in Congress has been the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Sensitive matters of national security come before it, and the tradition is for Senators to leave their party affiliations at the door.</p>
  • Sign the petition to investigate "MemoGate" now!

    11/08/2003 1:05:13 PM PST · by jmstein7 · 199 replies · 301+ views
    Please click HERE to sign the petition.Here is the petition text: To:  Senate Ethics CommitteeThe Democrat senators on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee are putting American lives at risk. The Democrat memo that surfaced last week uncovered a detailed “plan” by Democrats on the Select Intelligence Committee to use the resources of that committee as a political tool against the White House. Under the guise of a non-partisan “investigation” the Democrats plan, as revealed by the memo, is to find something, anything, to “castigate the majority” and make it appear that “senior administration officials who made the case for. . ....
  • Frist Disbands Senate Intel Committee Over Memogate

    11/08/2003 8:29:55 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 461 replies · 1,360+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/8/03 | Limbacher
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has temporarily disbanded the Senate Intelligence Committee until committee Democrats reveal the identity of the author of a memo outlining a their plan to politicize intelligence data in a bid undermine President Bush's reelection. "The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has been harmed by a blatant partisan attack," the Tennessee Republican said in a floor speech yesterday, concluding that the memo had rendered the committee "incapable of meeting its responsibilities to the United States Senate and to the American people." "Those responsible for this memo appear to be more focused on winning the White House...
  • NEW BLOG! MEMOgate: democrat party treason

    11/08/2003 3:53:38 AM PST · by Mia T · 46 replies · 1,748+ views
    11.08.03 | Mia T
      MEMOgate: democrat party treasonhttp://demmemogate.blogspot.com/ Secret Democrat manifesto detailing the undermining of President Bush in wartime by the seditious misuse of classified intelligence data from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.   Saturday, November 08, 2003   If what has happened here is not treason, it is its first cousin. The ones responsible - be they staff or elected or both - should be dealt with quickly and severely sending a lesson to all that this kind of action will not be tolerated, ignored or excused. Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga. Raw Data: Dem Memo on Politicizing IntelligenceFox News ^ |...
  • Senator wants memo writer identified and to apologize

    11/07/2003 9:45:05 PM PST · by kattracks · 69 replies · 352+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 11/08/03 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said Democrats have been "wholly inadequate" in explaining a memo laying out political strategies for using the nonpartisan Senate Intelligence Committee, and he called on Democrats yesterday to name the staffer who wrote it and have the person apologize.</p>
  • Plugging the Leak (Who's Behind the Planned Intelligence Leak? - Satire)

    11/08/2003 12:49:09 AM PST · by Prime Choice · 4 replies · 120+ views
    Sacred Cow Burgers ^ | 11/07/2003 | Sacred Cow Burgers
  • Frist Freezes Senate Probe of Prewar Iraq Data

    11/07/2003 8:40:16 PM PST · by Brian S · 73 replies · 120+ views
    Washingon Post ^ | 11-07-03
    Saturday, November 8, 2003; Page A18 Angry about a leaked Democratic memo, the Republican leadership of the Senate yesterday took the unusual step of canceling all business of the committee investigating prewar intelligence on Iraq. Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) called on the author of the memo -- which laid out a possible Democratic strategy to extend the investigation to include the White House and executive branch -- to "identify himself or herself . . . disavow this partisan attack in its entirety" and deliver "a personal apology" to Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence....
  • In War, Politics End at Water's Edge: Jay's (Rockerfeller) memo is a disgrace.

    11/07/2003 8:37:55 PM PST · by quidnunc · 6 replies · 628+ views
    The Charleston [WV] Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2003 | Don Surber
    Remember Mike Spann? He was the CIA agent who became the first U.S. combat fatality in Afghanistan. He died in a prison uprising. He was there interviewing members of the Taliban to get information that would save American lives later. It is called intelligence. The United States does not use torture to gather it, nor should it. That would be the easy way. The United States, like Tina Turner singing "Proud Mary," does not do things nice and easy. We are a nation of laws, not men. A whole slew of laws in the 1970s made the job of men...
  • Frist Denounces Memo on Senate Iraq Probe

    11/07/2003 4:58:40 PM PST · by Laverne · 58 replies · 520+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 7 Nov 03 | KEN GUGGENHEIM
    The Senate's top Republican sharply accused Democrats Friday of undermining the Senate Intelligence Committee in their zeal to score political points against President Bush. Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee also suggested that an escalating partisan fight over the committee's inquiry into prewar intelligence could prompt the panel to finish its investigation more quickly than had been anticipated. Frist was the latest Republican to denounce a Democratic memo leaked this week that outlines a strategy for exposing contradictions between intelligence reports and Bush's claims about Iraqi weapons programs. The memo suggested that Democrats "pull the majority along as far as...
  • Hatch Warning: Sen. Rockefeller Risks 'Serious Criticism' for Memogate

    11/07/2003 11:22:53 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 31 replies · 93+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/7/03 | Limbacher
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Ut., said Thursday that Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga, was right to charge this week that a memo outlining plans by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats to politicize Iraq war intelligence borders on "treason." But the Utah Republican defended the committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-WV, saying he shouldn't have to resign as the committee's vice chairman even if he's found have authorized staffers to prepare the bombshell document. Asked about Sen. Miller's comment on Wednesday that the memo was "treason's first cousin" and that "heads should roll" over the episode," Sen. Hatch told radio host Sean Hannity,...
  • Hatch Warning: Sen. Rockefeller Risks 'Serious Criticism' for Memogate

    11/07/2003 11:29:18 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 270 replies · 638+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Friday Nov. 7, 2003 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Ut., said Thursday that Sen. Zell Miller, D-Ga, was right to charge this week that a memo outlining plans by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats to politicize Iraq war intelligence borders on "treason." But the Utah Republican defended the committee's ranking Democrat, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-WV, saying he shouldn't have to resign as the committee's vice chairman even if he's found have authorized staffers to prepare the bombshell document. Asked about Sen. Miller's comment on Wednesday that the memo was "treason's first cousin" and that "heads should roll" over the episode, Sen. Hatch told radio host Sean Hannity,...
  • Clinton Appointee Linked to Bombshell Anti-Bush Intel Memo

    11/07/2003 8:58:47 AM PST · by kattracks · 244 replies · 1,226+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 11/07/03 | Carl Limbacher and NewsMax.com Staff
    A former member of the Clinton administration is being linked to a bombshell Senate Intelligence Committee memo outlining a strategy to use information gathered by the committee to help drive President Bush from office in 2004. In an editorial Friday, the Wall Street Journal reports: "[Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-WV] refuses to denounce the memo, which he says was unauthorized and written by staffers. If that's the case, at the very least, some heads ought to roll. A good place to start would be minority staffer Christopher Mellon, who serves as deputy assistant secretary of defense for...
  • 'Flagrantly Dishonest'

    11/06/2003 9:11:29 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 185+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 11/07/03 | editorial board
    <p>Even the Senate Intelligence Committee isn't safe from Democratic partisanship.</p> <p>One of the last redoubts of peaceful coexistence in Congress has been the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Sensitive matters of national security come before it, and the tradition is for Senators to leave their party affiliations at the door.</p>
  • Memo sparks GOP to issue ultimatum

    11/06/2003 10:55:06 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 103 replies · 329+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 7, 2003 | By James G. Lakely
    <p>Senior Senate Republicans said yesterday that unless Democrats disavow a plot to use the traditionally nonpartisan intelligence committee to wage political attacks on the Bush administration, they would consider taking away Democrats' power-sharing privileges.</p> <p>Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, said that if Democrats expect cooperation from the White House in the investigation of intelligence failures that preceded the war in Iraq, "they've got to stop the politics."</p>
  • A POLITICAL THREAT TO U.S. SECURITY

    11/07/2003 1:19:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 75 replies · 592+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/07/03 | BOB KERREY
    <p>November 7, 2003 -- POLITICS is an honor- able profession prac- ticed by men and women who occasionally do dishonorable things. On the playing field of national politics, the competition between the two major parties (also known as partisan politics) is most often constructive because it is a means by which we become a more perfect union.</p>
  • MEMO FEUD FREEZES INTEL PANEL

    11/07/2003 12:58:59 AM PST · by kattracks · 25 replies · 118+ views
    New York Post ^ | 11/07/03 | BRIAN BLOMQUIST
    <p>November 7, 2003 -- WASHINGTON - The Senate Intelligence Committee chairman canceled a hearing yesterday and froze all work in response to the Democrats' refusal to condemn a staff memo that spells out how to play politics with prewar intelligence. But Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) dug in his heels and refused to disavow the memo or discipline the Democratic committee staff who wrote it.</p>
  • Sen. Roberts must take charge [Democrats' Memo-gate]

    11/06/2003 11:56:03 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 22 replies · 380+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, November 7, 2003 | House Editorial
    <p>Democratic Sen. Jay Rockefeller, vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee, authorized the memo outlining ways to use classified information to attack President Bush, according to a Senate source reported by Sean Hannity on his radio program. In speeches on the Senate floor, Mr. Rockefeller and Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Jon Corzine refused to repudiate the memo categorically. This is unacceptable. America is at war and cannot afford to have its intelligence services further compromised.</p>
  • Gingrich: Bush Should Stonewall Corrupt Senate Probers

    11/06/2003 3:43:51 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 27 replies · 108+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/6/03 | Limbacher
    President Bush should stop cooperating with Senate Intelligence Committee probers until the person who authored a memo urging Democrats to use committee resources for corrupt partisan purposes is fired, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said Wednesday. "This is a real crisis of whether or not the Congress can perform honest, non-partisan, intelligence oversight aimed at protecting the nation," Gingrich told radio host Sean Hannity. "I don't see how the White House can cooperate with an intelligence committee which has this level of partisanship," he added. "[What the memo suggests doing] violates every rule that we've had for managing...
  • The TRUE Capitol Hill Blue story the PRESS IGNORED:'Dems plan to undermine America to beat Bush'

    07/11/2003 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 246 replies · 7,067+ views
    FR - thru Capitol Hill Blue ^ | January 6, 2003 | DOUG THOMPSON
    Dems plan to undermine America to beat Bush CapitolHillBlue ^ | January 6, 2003 | By DOUG THOMPSON Posted on 01/28/2003 2:07 AM EST by JohnHuang2 Democrats plan to undermine public confidence in President George W. Bush by challenging his credibility and raising doubts about America, sources within the party tell Capitol Hill Blue. A multi-pronged attack against Republicans and the President will focus not only on economic issues, but question American values, raise doubts about how this country is viewed by other nations and question the patriotism of Bush and his party. The extensive campaign, developed by senior...
  • A Tale of Two Scandals

    11/06/2003 6:08:12 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 269+ views
    Frontpage ^ | 11/6/03 | Ryan O’Donnell
    Over the past decade, the mass media has made a concerted effort to alter the public’s perception of two very different foreign policy “scandals”: the Cox Report and the infamous “16 words” in George W. Bush’s most recent State of the Union Address. The differences between how the so-called mainstream media – CBS, NBC, ABC, Time Magazine, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report and the New York Times – could not be more obvious. Whereas the media single out George W. Bush for blame over the “16 words,” they deflect criticism of Bill Clinton’s role in transferring nuclear secrets to...
  • Politicized Memo Creates Row

    11/06/2003 4:53:36 AM PST · by Peach · 93 replies · 436+ views
    Washington Post ^ | November 6, 2003 | Dana Priest
    <p>A barely contained partisan squabble over assessing blame for the apparent failure to find chemical and biological weapons in Iraq broke into the open yesterday when Republican senators said they had a memorandum indicating their Democratic colleagues were preparing a campaign to disparage a Senate committee report on the quality of prewar intelligence before it is even completed.</p> <p>A senior Democrat countered that Republicans had probably stolen the memo from a trash can or a computer file.</p>
  • A Memo's Mischief

    11/06/2003 7:01:20 AM PST · by Isara · 51 replies · 353+ views
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | Thursday, November 6, 2003 | Editor
    Intelligence: A memo suggests Democrats are trying to undermine a Senate investigation into prewar Iraq intelligence. The reason? Political gain — not U.S. security. It's inevitable that, even in matters of peace and war, politics will inevitably intrude. But it's rare that one party goes out of its way to obstruct an intelligence inquiry by the Senate, and even rarer that one party schemes to do so for purely political gains — while the U.S. is engaged in a deadly war on terror.But that's exactly what some Democratic staffers on the Senate Intelligence Committee did in a recent memo.In it,...
  • Hannity Show Live Thread (Memogate)

    11/06/2003 12:26:22 PM PST · by sonsofliberty2000 · 179 replies · 262+ views
    Just in case more comes out so a thousand threads won't be started.
  • 'Slapped in the face,' Kansas senator turns target

    11/06/2003 11:15:44 AM PST · by Grit · 37 replies · 178+ views
    Wichita Eagle via Bayarea.com? ^ | 11/06/03 | Alan Bjerga
    WASHINGTON - Democrats are plotting against him, Republicans won't give him information and conservative radio listeners are calling him a dupe -- of the Democrats."I've had better days," said Sen. Pat Roberts on Tuesday, when his investigation of pre-war intelligence on Iraq spun into a multi-level theater of frustration.... But the memo wasn't Roberts' only problem Tuesday. Conservatives from the White House to the airwaves found Roberts an easy target.
  • ABC Leads with Vague Claim of “Opportunity Lost” to Avoid War (Diversion From Memo Story)

    11/06/2003 9:30:07 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies · 250+ views
    Media Research Center ^ | November 6, 2003 | Brent Baker
         An opportunity to avoid war lost by the Bush administration or an opportunity taken advantage of by ABC News to push its anti-war agenda? ABC led Wednesday night with “an ABC News investigation” of what Peter Jennings characterized as “what appears to be an opportunity lost” to work with “a man who was in the process of trying to broker a deal that might have avoided war with Iraq.”      Brian Ross proceeded to recount how in the weeks before the war a Lebanese businessman forwarded an offer from Saddam Hussein’s intelligence chief to allow U.S. agents to travel...
  • ***"The Memo": When Fox News Serves The Country***

    11/06/2003 4:27:11 AM PST · by The Wizard · 110 replies · 189+ views
    Stardate: 0311.6
    It must be said that Fox News has truly served our country by exposing this memo for all to see......Those who try to fault Fox, (because it's blowing everyone off the tube, really) because it doesn't use the NY Slimes as it's ONLY source to decide what is and what isn't news, has forced others in the media to deal with the fact that there is now a whole in the wall of lies and propaganda that was built by Time/Life, (originally to "sell" the "Oswald did it" Warren Report).Matt Drudge, Fox News and the internet.....flash to the NY Slimes:...