Friday, February 13, 2004


From the L.A. Times:

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.


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 voted unanimously Thursday to expand the probe after some GOP members appeared ready to break from the Republican position.

the rest of the L.A. Times story is here>

Some Republicans appeared ready to break ranks - this gets more and more interesting. I wonder if anyone in Congress has uttered the "I" word out loud yet.