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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
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    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...