December 16, 2005
It’s Official and Non-Partisan: Bush Lied Again

Not that we already didn’t know this, but CRS gives it official non-partisan credence:

President Bush and top administration officials have access to a much broader range of intelligence reports than members of Congress do, a nonpartisan congressional research agency said in a report Thursday, raising questions about recent assertions by the president. …

Bush has said … “Some of the most irresponsible comments - about manipulating intelligence — have come from politicians who saw the same intelligence I saw and then voted to authorize the use of force against Saddam Hussein … These charges are pure politics.”

The Congressional Research Service, by contrast, said: “The president, and a small number of presidentially designated Cabinet-level officials, including the vice president … have access to a far greater overall volume of intelligence and to more sensitive intelligence information, including information regarding intelligence sources and methods.”

Here’s a taste of the full report. Kudos to Sen. Feinstein for ordering it:

The President’s position also affords him the authority — which, at certain times, has been aggressively asserted — to restrict the flow of intelligence information to Congress and its two intelligence committees, which are charged with providing legislative oversight of the Intelligence Community.
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Posted by Wayne Uff at December 16, 2005 06:43 AM
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How many times does it have to be illustrated that Bush lied before the press picks it up?

Posted by: Ryan on December 16, 2005 4:37 PM

Why keep using the term "intelligence" when it was and still is clearly "bad information" This administration is beyond Orwellian, they are straight up lying to our faces and letting us know how little they think of the american people.

Posted by: Hodari on December 17, 2005 11:50 AM
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