Sunday, February 15, 2004

More Secrets

The New York Times has this article on the intelligence commission appointed by the president to look into possible intelligence failures, and the secrecy surrounding the possible financial conflicts of interest the appointees may have:

"The White House is declining to make public the financial histories of the commissioners President Bush appointed to investigate American intelligence failures.


Laurence H. Silberman, a conservative judge who is one of the commission's two chairmen, has drawn particular criticism...Several other commissioners also have financial links to groups in the Middle East and the defense industries that could become involved in the inquiry."

You know, by now, I would think that the president and Karl Rove would have realized that the more they stonewall, the worse it gets for the administration. There are times lately when I wonder if Bush actually wants to win, because this sure isn't the way to do it, as far as I'm concerned.