In One Eye
Sunday, June 22, 2003
Dowd's column is kind of dopy today. (She includes the word "maybe" four times in her text: hardly a hard-hitting analysis.), but she does say this:
On Friday, senators on the intelligence committee cut a deal that lets "a thorough review"—i.e. a Republican whitewash—go forward into whether the spy community ginned up prewar intelligence. The Democrats, already Fausted by their prewar fear of being pantywaists, naturally caved on open hearings.The Post has a story this morning about such distortion.
A still-classified national intelligence report circulating within the Bush administration [last October when the President sought to rally congressional support for a resolution authorizing war against Iraq] ... portrayed a far less clear picture about the link between Iraq and al Qaeda than the one presented by the president, according to U.S. intelligence analysts and congressional sources who have read the report.