Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Pulling a Fast One

Harry Reid (with the help of his crony Dick Durbin) has closed the Senate session. Supposedly it's because they want to go over all intelligence pre-Iraq war and the Libby indictment.
"The purpose of this closed session in the Senate chamber is to finally give the truth to at least the members of the Senate, to finally call to task the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee," said House Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois.
The senate was currently going over deficit spending and getting that under control when Reid decided to pull this on the Republicans. There was no warning from him to the other side of the aisle. Reid and Durbin said that they had no choice but to do this closed session because the Republican's had not investigated well enough prior to going into Iraq.
Durbin said Democrats want to discuss launching "phase two" of an investigation into whether President Bush and the administration misused data to justify war in Iraq. He added that the decision to call for a closed session was also prompted by the recent indictment of I. Lewis Libby, the vice president's former chief of staff, on five counts of perjury, obstruction of justice and making false statements in the investigation into the leak of a CIA operative's identity.
This is a Joe Wilson ploy (see previous post re: Joe's lies). They think that because Joe Wilson said there wasn't any contact between Iraq and Niger for yellow cake uranium, then Bush lied to the US to get us into a war with Saddam's Iraq. When, in fact, there were inquiries from Saddam's regime into purchasing the uranium, and Wilson actually did report it to the CIA.

Frist is calling this nothing but a ploy by the Democrats. Personally, I'm thinking it's due to the Democrats being ticked-off because Bush didn't give them a Centrist SCOTUS nominee. They are using the Libby indictment as an excuse, along with Joe Wilson's lies, and the media's repetition of those lies. This is just getting ridiculous.

Info from: Fox News

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