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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

With Friends Like These...

On November 8, 2005, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) did something so mind-bogglingly stupid that it is difficult to believe. Apparently trying to "one-up" the Democrats on investigations of leaks of classified material, these two Republican leaders asked House and Senate intelligence committees to, "immediately initiate a joint investigation into the possible release of classified information to the media," concerning the secret CIA prisons story the Washington Post broke--which the Bush administration refuses to confirm or deny.

Oh, so I guess they really do exist, huh?

Does anyone want to guess why these CIA prisons need to be on foreign soil and need to be kept secret? Might this have anything to do with why the White House is so desperate to quash, or at least get a CIA exception to the "no torture, no inhumane treatment" policy that Senator McCain is championing? Could this perhaps be related to the infamous "torture" memos written for Alberto Gonzales? And the Bush administration's unprecedented secrecy in general?

Bush and Cheney have been lying about this through their teeth, and now their own party members go and blow their cover?! A child could connect the dots. Investigate the CIA prisons leak? Hell, yeah! I'd love to see what kind of dirt comes out when they go through that laundry. As soon as reporters--or Congress!--gets solid proof of what we've been doing in those dark places, it's double impeachment time.


Anonymous said...

I thought that these guys (GOP leaders) are so routinely refered to political geniouses. I'm actually astounded that Republicans are considered foreign policy experts. 

// posted by Raised By Republicans

Anonymous said...

A lot of ordinary Republicans will think this new "leak investigation" is absolutely right. This is the Ollie North mentality. The problem is not the illegal activities, no - the problem are the traitors who endanger the country by tattling to a liberal treasonous media about these patriots who are trying to keep us safe. Just you watch. Frist et al. not stupid in the sense of not knowing what their interests are. They actually believe what I have just said. 

// posted by LTG

Anonymous said...

The typical GOP response to waining popularity? Narrow the base and play to that. 

// posted by Raised By Republicans