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    Senate's Iraq Probe to Include Bush, Aides

    Wouldnt it be intersting if this committe published its reports before November elections. Democrats would love that.
    (Mods are welcome to merge it with any already existing relevant thread)


    Senate's Iraq Probe to Include Bush, Aides

    WASHINGTON In a blow to the Bush administration, the Senate Intelligence Committee said Thursday that it planned to investigate whether White House officials exaggerated the Iraq threat or pressured analysts to tailor their assessments of Baghdad's weapons programs to bolster the case for war.

    The move puts claims made by President Bush and other senior officials in his administration squarely in the sights of the committee's investigation, and could add to the White House's political troubles as it tries to keep questions about the war from becoming a drag on Bush's reelection campaign.

    The White House and Republican leaders in Congress had sought for months to confine the inquiry to the performance of the CIA and other intelligence agencies, and to insulate the administration. But the Senate panel voted unanimously Thursday to expand the probe after some GOP members appeared ready to break from the Republican position.


    The expansion was a victory for Democrats, who have argued for months that many of the claims made by Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and others were not backed up by the intelligence.

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    White House officials have recently said they never used the word "imminent" to describe the threat, but a review of their statements shows they repeatedly portrayed the danger as urgent. Bush described Hussein's regime as a "grave and growing" danger and warned that the United States could not wait for definitive proof that Hussein had weapons stockpiles.

    "Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud," Bush said in a speech in Cincinnati in October 2002. Since Hussein was ousted, some in the administration have retreated from insisting that weapons would be found.



    Transcript of Bush's interview: "Meet the press" with Tim Russet
    I am only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

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    "Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud," Bush said in a speech in Cincinnati in October 2002

    The draft dodger Bush should be brought in front of this inquiry for lying to the American people, but there is little chance of that, unless there is a scandal over an intern I guess?

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