“Is there any aspect of President Bush’s miserable record on intelligence that Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, is not willing to excuse and help to cover up?” a New York Times editorial today asks. The Times is mad about how slow our Kansas senator has been in completing an investigation into the use of prewar intelligence on Iraq by the White House. But it is furious about Roberts’ decision Thursday not hold a vote on whether to have an inquiry into the administration’s secret wiretapping program. Instead, Roberts said he is working with the White House to revise the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to permit warrantless spying. “Stifling his own committee without even bothering to get the facts is outrageous,” the Times wrote.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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