Xah Lee's Unixism

Alan Balmer albalmer at att.net
Mon Sep 20 17:34:26 CEST 2004


On 17 Sep 2004 23:10:27 -0700, Patrick Scheible <kkt at drizzle.com>
wrote:

>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.
>
Neither does President Bush - he doesn't have time for all those field
trips. That's why he gets reports from the various intelligence
agencies, who also report to the Congressional intelligence
committees.

-- 
Al Balmer
Balmer Consulting
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