From Abu Ghraib abuses to secret CIA detainee prisons to the Valerie Plame affair, critics say, Roberts has become a dependable shill for the White House, ever ready to shield Bush policy from criticism and ever willing to compromise Congress' legitimate oversight role.So this should come as no surprise.
Sen. Roberts seeks delay of Intel probe
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.This is why the Democrats must take at least one house of Congress in November, so we can have some real investigations. It has to be obvious to everyone with half a brain that the Bush administration simply lied during the lead up to the mis-adventure in Iraq. The Republicans won't investigate.
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.
And yes, I'm willing to do my part. In spite of the fact that I have absolutely no use for my Congressman, David Wu, he will get my vote in November.