Senator Roberts…Why?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics, The War On Terrorism

Seriously, that’s my only question when I read this story...

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he wants to divide his panel’s inquiry into the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq-related intelligence into two parts, a move that would push off its most politically controversial elements to a later time.

The inquiry has dragged on for more than two years, a slow pace that prompted Democrats to force the Senate into an extraordinary closed-door session in November. Republicans then promised to speed up the probe.

Roberts said in an interview shortly before the April recess that he could bring up the matter in a business meeting of the Intelligence Committee scheduled for tomorrow.

“We went over three reports that members are studying,� Roberts said, referring to three less controversial components of his committee’s inquiry. Roberts said his committee could approve the immediate publication of those components.

“We’ll have a business meeting first thing when we come back. I’d like to show some progress,� he said.


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One Response to “Senator Roberts…Why?”

  1. Pooh Says:

    Are you seriously asking?

    It seems somewhat silly to me, since the cat is largely out of the bag, and doing it this way just keeps the issue alive forever for the Dems. Which, out of partisan interest, I’m fine with.

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