Saturday :: Feb 7, 2004

Cheney Picked The Iraqi WMD Commission Membership


by Steve

Josh Marshall points out late yesterday that the whitewash is apparent with the release of Bush’s Executive Order establishing the “independent” commission to look into the Iraq WMD debacle. Bush gives the commission no authority to look at anything beyond a before-and-after comparison of what the community said then and Kay says now about WMDs. Nary a word about the use of that intelligence in the making of policy. And Rummy, Ashcroft, and Tenet seem to have veto power over what the Commission wants to see.

Worse yet, Mike Allen reports in today's Post that Dick Cheney vetted the members of the commission.

But it does seem like an exercise aimed at getting the budget of the CIA increased.

Steve :: 7:07 AM :: Comments (3) :: Digg It!