Sen. Pat Roberts Invokes "MemoGate"
For the first time in over a year, I finally heard someone in the Senate refer to that Senate Intelligence committee memo that was "accidentally" found on the Dems computers and subsequently released to the public.
In the memo, the Dems lay out a plan to frustrate the administration and play political games. It starts out with this:
and just gets worse. Are the Dems interested in finding out what was wrong with the intelligence? Nah. Are they interested in improving the intelligence gathering and dissemination? Nope. Are they at all concerned with improving the security of this country? Doesn't look that way to me.
We have carefully reviewed our options under the rules and believe we have identified the best approach. Our plan is as follows:1) Pull the majority along as far as we can on issues that may lead to major new disclosures regarding improper or questionable conduct by administration officials.
The only thing they want is to regain power. They want to impeach the President and are willing to use and abuse a powerful Senate committee to do so. They obviously believe that committees are merely vehicles to advance ideology through political gamesmanship and not to actually do the work for which they were elected.
Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) the committee Chairman, finally called them out. He quoted from the memo and showed how the Dems have been abusing these "investigations" all along.
3) Prepare to launch an independent investigation when it becomes clear we have exhausted the opportunity to usefully collaborate with the majority. We can pull the trigger on an independent investigation at any time-- but we can only do so once. The best time to do so will probably be next year...Hooray for Roberts! Take the gloves off and pummel these clowns. Launch a freakin' investigation into Rockefeller's abuse of his public office! That should have been started two years ago. At least kick him off the committee fer cryin' out loud!
FOX news article Raw Data: Dem Memo on Iraq Intel from 11/6/03.