Xah Lee's Unixism

Patrick Scheible kkt at drizzle.com
Sat Sep 18 08:10:27 CEST 2004


Alan Balmer <albalmer at att.net> writes:

> On 14 Sep 2004 10:15:27 -0700, Patrick Scheible <kkt at drizzle.com>
> wrote:
> 
> >Chuck Dillon <spam at nimblegen.com> writes:
> >
> >> Coby Beck wrote:
> >> 
> >> >>
> >> >>And, of course, entertaining the possibility that his agenda is just
> >> >>what he says it is, is completely out of the question.
> >> > Not out of the question, be obviously untrue.
> >> 
> >> Again, I'll point out that it is naive to put this entirely on the
> >> administration.  We're in Iraq because we effectively declared
> >> war. The dance with the U.N. went on for some 3 months.  It was clear
> >> where we were headed.  Our congress, including Kerry and all of the
> >                                                           ^^^
> >Not all.  I'm happy to say my representative and one of my senators
> >voted against the resolution authorizing the war.
> >
> >Congress doesn't have its own intelligence service.  If the
> >administration claims to have clear evidence that a country has WMD
> >there's only so much that a minority party in congress can do to find
> >out if the administration is lying or engaged in wishful thinking.
> 
> http://intelligence.house.gov/
> http://intelligence.senate.gov/

They have committees, they don't have independent
intelligence-gathering ability.

-- Patrick



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