See No Evil

April 2005
New Republic;4/18/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 14, p7
This article comments on Pat Roberts' resistance to further investigations into the U.S. intelligence failure on Iraq, and questions the omission in current investigations of any White House involvement in that failure. Leave it to Pat Roberts, water-carrier for the White House and chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, to show what U.S. President George W. Bush was truly after from his handpicked commission investigating faulty intelligence about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Last week, the commission--chaired by Judge Laurence Silberman and former Senator Chuck Robb--delivered a report that excoriated the intelligence community for getting Iraq's WMD programs "dead wrong" but exonerated the Bush administration of charges that it pressured the intelligence community to reach these erroneous conclusions. Before Roberts had even finished reading the 600-page report, he issued a statement contending that "we have now heard it all regarding prewar intelligence" and terming any further investigation "a monumental waste of time." To leave the commission's work as the final official word on the matter, as Roberts intends, is to ensure that we have an incomplete accounting of what led us into Iraq.


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