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  • A Panel Above Politics (Pat Roberts on MemoGate!!!)

    11/15/2003 8:35:30 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 24 replies · 269+ views
    The Washington Post Company ^ | Thursday, November 13 | Pat Roberts
    The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is conducting a comprehensive review of prewar intelligence on Saddam Hussein's weapons of mass destruction programs and his ties to terrorist groups. We are evaluating the quantity and quality of intelligence as well as the reasonableness of the judgments reached by the intelligence community. MORE IN FULL ARTICLE. . .
  • Intelligence Report Links Saddam, Usama

    11/15/2003 9:02:01 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 4 replies · 176+ views
    FOX/NY POST ^ | 11/15/03 | CLEMENTE LISI
    <p>Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein (search) gave terror lord Usama bin Laden's thugs financial and logistical support, offering Al Qaeda (search) money, training and haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>Their deadly collaboration — which may have included the bombing of the USS Cole (search) and the 9/11 attacks — is revealed in a 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee (search) that cites reports from a variety of domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources, The Weekly Standard (search) reports.</p>
  • SADDAM-OSAMA LINK disclosed in 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee

    11/15/2003 10:28:40 AM PST · by forty_years · 43 replies · 593+ views
    NY Post ^ | November 15, 2003 | CLEMENTE LISI
    <p>November 15, 2003 -- Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein gave terror lord Osama bin Laden's thugs financial and logistical support, offering al Qaeda money, training and haven for more than a decade, it was reported yesterday.</p> <p>Their deadly collaboration - which may have included the bombing of the USS Cole and the 9/11 attacks - is revealed in a 16-page memo to the Senate Intelligence Committee that cites reports from a variety of domestic and foreign spy agencies compiled by multiple sources, The Weekly Standard reports.</p>
  • Democrats putting party before national interests

    11/15/2003 1:47:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 745+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Novemer 15, 2003 | staff editorial
    A Democratic staff memo discussed how best to gain political advantage from the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into the Bush administration's use of intelligence prior to the war in Iraq. The memo is a sorry example of putting party politics ahead of the national interest. The memo, which was leaked to Fox News Channel commentator Sean Hannity last week, caused a terrible rift between Democrats and Republicans on the traditionally nonpartisan Senate Intelligence Committee, which has access to the nation's most closely held secrets, and struck a body blow to whatever bipartisan cooperation there was on the Senate floor. Written...
  • Treason’s First Cousin

    11/14/2003 8:43:16 AM PST · by jmstein7 · 6 replies · 115+ views
    WD.Com ^ | Dick Dell
    When a news story picks up a momentum of it’s own and gets increasing coverage and national exposure, it is said to ‘have legs’. Well, last week’s leaked memo from the Senate Intelligence Committee seems to grown legs and just walked off. At least so it would seem in the mainstream media. Articles in the mainstream media have emphasized the fact that this memo was leaked or obtained from a trash can (a “fact” since denied by everyone involved). Media articles state that the memo was written by a staffer and not a committee member (a “fact” that is almost...
  • CASE CLOSED (Osama-Saddam Link Proved in Intel Cmte Brief)

    11/14/2003 5:15:05 PM PST · by RobFromGa · 392 replies · 13,604+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 14, 2003 | Stephen Hayes
    Case ClosedFrom the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Stephen F. Hayes 11/24/2003, Volume 009, Issue 11     Email a Friend   Respond to this article OSAMA BIN LADEN and Saddam Hussein had an operational relationship from the early 1990s to 2003 that involved training in explosives and weapons of mass destruction, logistical support for terrorist attacks, al Qaeda training camps and safe haven in Iraq, and Iraqi financial support for al Qaeda--perhaps even for Mohamed Atta--according to a top secret U.S. government memorandum obtained by...
  • Democrat seeks to end standoff

    11/14/2003 6:52:18 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 43 replies · 153+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 14 Nov 03 | By Brian DeBose
    <p>The ranking Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence demanded that the Republican chairman let go of any sore feelings about a leaked memo politicizing prewar Iraqi intelligence and let the committee get back to work.</p> <p>Intelligence committee business has been stalled for two weeks since the internal memo was leaked to Fox News, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV of West Virginia said in a letter to committee Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas. Mr. Rockefeller asked Mr. Roberts to begin conducting joint hearings on committee business next week.</p>
  • Hugh Hewitt: What Memo?

    11/13/2003 2:13:13 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 50 replies · 370+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 11/13/2003 12:00:00 AM | Hugh Hewitt
    SEAN HANNITY'S big scoop is not generating the headlines it ought to. The memo Hannity obtained and made public that details the plans by Democratic staff on the Senate Intelligence Committee to politicize the committee's investigations in the service of partisan politics far overshadows in importance Secretary of Defense Don Rumsfeld's memo pushing the Pentagon to think about the hard problems ahead in the war on terrorism, but it has received significantly less attention than the Rumsfeld memo did. Why? Three reasons could account for the disparity in treatment: The most obvious explanation is that elite media is populated by...
  • Political Pressures on Iraq Inquiry Overwhelm Senate Panel's Nonpartisan Tradition (MemoGate spin)

    11/13/2003 1:31:24 AM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 151+ views ^ | 11/13/03 | Ken Guggenheim
    WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a considerable test for the Senate Intelligence Committee's tradition of nonpartisanship: Could it resist political pressures as it examined whether President Bush based his decision to go to war with Iraq on sound intelligence? The answer appears to be no. The panel's meetings have been canceled while Democrats and Republicans accuse each other of trying to manipulate the inquiry into prewar intelligence. Democrats say Republicans are protecting Bush by refusing to examine whether the administration distorted intelligence. Republicans say a leaked memo shows the Democrats want to manipulate the inquiry to embarrass Bush. Former committee...
  • "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 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...

    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>
  • 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>
  • A List of Senate Intelligence Committee Members (May Come in Handy in Coming Days)

    11/09/2003 5:43:29 PM PST · by what's up · 13 replies · 696+ views
    Here is a list of members of the Senate Intelligence Committee: Democrats: John Rockefeller (WV) Carl Levin (MI) Dianne Feinstein (CA) Ron Wyden (OR) Richard Durbin (IL) Evan Bayh (IN) John Edwards (NC) Barbara Milulski (MD) Republicans: Pat Roberts (KS) Orrin Hatch (UT) Mike DeWine (OH) Christopher Bond (MO) Trent Lott (MS) Olympia Snowe (ME) Chuck Hagel (NE) Saxby Chambliss (GA) John Warner (VA)
  • 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, 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>