Friday, August 13

It depends on the meaning of opposed....

by justmy2 @ 8/13/2004 01:05:00 PM

Dan Froomkin catches the President in at best a misstatement, and at worst, a outright prevarication

"'KING: You first were opposed to the 9/11 Commission and then changed. Why?
'G. BUSH: Not really.
'KING: You weren't opposed?
'G. BUSH: Well, I just wanted to make sure that it was done the right way. I felt like that -- one of my concerns was that it would usurp the Congress' need to fully investigate.'

But Bush's aides at the time made it very clear that he didn't support the establishment of a commission, and Bush himself had this to say in May, 2002: 'I, of course, want the Congress to take a look at what took place prior to September the 11th. But since it deals with such sensitive information, in my judgment, it's best for the ongoing war against terror that the investigation be done in the intelligence committee. There are committees set up with both Republicans and Democrats who understand the obligations of upholding our secrets and our sources and methods of collecting intelligence. And therefore, I think it's the best place for Congress to take a good look at the events leading up to September the 11th.' "


At 4:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Follow the train of logic, or are you incapable. "done in the right way" and the importance of keeping sensitive intelligence secret fall under the same heading. We can't just declassify everything on a reckless romp to get to the bottom of everything. It further undermines our intelligence. I would think the lefties understand that since the clowns over at Atrios are so hell bent on keeping hackers from hurting Zarqawi's website since it's monitored by the feds for intelligence. Which is it? Full disclosure for the sake of information and to hell with intelligence, or don't mess with websites because intelligence is so very sacred. Or more to the point, whatever is politically expedient for you and your friends.


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