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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Democrats Vs. the CIA

The battle between Nancy Pelosi and the CIA just got amplified with this news.

CIA Director Leon Panetta told Congress last month that senior CIA officials have concealed significant actions and misled lawmakers repeatedly since 2001, the chairman and other members of the House Intelligence Committee said in letters revealed Wednesday.

Seven Democratic members of the Intelligence Committee wrote to Panetta in late June and asked him to "publicly correct" his May 15 statement that it is not the "policy or practice of the agency to mislead Congress," a copy of the letter obtained by FOX News shows.

FOX News has confirmed that the letter stems from testimony Panetta gave behind closed doors to the Intelligence Committee on June 24. The letter says Panetta told the committee that "top CIA officials have concealed significant actions from all Members of Congress, and misled Members for a number of years from 2001 to this week."

Now, it isn't merely Nancy Pelosi that has claimed that the CIA has lied to Congress. Now, seven DEMOCRATIC members of the Intelligence Committee have also made the same accusation. The letter was NOT written on Congressional stationary. Of course, no Republicans signed onto this letter. (even though presumably they would have been present at the hearing in question) The release of this letter comes day before an Intelligence committee hearing in which would expand the number of legislators briefed on sensitive operations. It was wildly expected that Republicans would make Pelosi's earlier charges in May that the CIA lied a part of the intelligence debate.

The time period that Democrats claim the CIA lied started in 2001 or during the Bush administration ONLY.

So, someone has some serious explaining to do. If Panetta knew that CIA officials were systematically lying to Congress, and claimed in public they were truthful then he needs to go. Furthermore, this would indicate he did nothing about his agency's systematic misleading of the Congress. If Democrats are mischaraterizing what the CIA is telling them then they need to pay a serious price politically in November 2010.

Obviously, no one knows for sure which side is telling the truth. Was Leon Panetta's public statements different than what he told Congressional ? Are the Democrats trying to smear our intelligence apparatus to score political points? Either way, someone has some explaining to do.


xformed said...

My analysis: Just like the Bioethics Council that President Obama is going to dissolve, so he can put another board together, headed by Rahm Emmaual's physician brother, so he can get the Drs and ethicists who will say euthanasisa is OK, partial birth abortion is ok, and anything else The WON wants to hear.

So, if the CIA are all "liars," the next call will be to send them all packing and restaff....him...who do you think will be hired?

Strategic political movement beginning. Keep your eye on this. It's the way to get civili servants out, saying the lie, then file criminal charges. They either resign (like a certain governor) when the pressure gets to great, or they find themselves being "Scooter Libbyied."

Now the jobs are open and fair and equal hiring will occur, and a bunch of Dems/libs will now be on the inside to either turn the CIA into a non-functional entity, or to turn it against the best interests of the US, and it's citizens.

MArk my words....and the MSM won't tell you the truth. Does that make them liars?

Reaganite Republican said...

It’s more than a little obvious that Panetta got orders from Team Obama to cover for Queen Nancy’s BS-spree… but their are other centers of power at Langley that won’t stand for this rubbish.

Pelosi was every bit as informed on the decision to us EITs as were the GOP… but is now lying about it in an attempt to appease the antiwar left and fulfill specious campaign posturing.

And apparently Pelosi and Obama forgot something: the CIA KILLS people… it’s in their job description. Did these two really think that these killers were going to just meekly take-one-for-the-team… when the team captain is a lying, incompetent, arrogant nebbish who has basically told them they need to kiss his ring? -please

Obama really kicked an ant hill with his ill-advised and politically motivated release of Bush Administration memos regarding EITs.

Let’s have a hearing and get it all out there, shall we? Then watch the rats scatter who attacked Bush for protecting the country from terrorist attack… but who clearly knew what was going on five years before we heard a peep out of them.