Friday, December 16, 2005

Which is Worse?

Does Scotty really think we buy this line they are feeding us about the President not getting better intelligence than congress? I'm not. Are you?
Q Scott, do you have a reaction to the non-partisan Congressional Research Service's study that rejects the President's frequent assertions that the Congress had access to the same intelligence -- pre-war intelligence that he had? Apparently in this report it says Congress was routinely denied access to intelligence sources, collection, analysis methods, raw, lightly-evaluated intelligence, PDBs.

MR. McCLELLAN: I don't think it's an accurate reflection.

Q That Congress does not get the same intelligence the President gets.

MR. McCLELLAN: We provide the Congress a lot of intelligence information, and they did have access to the same intelligence that we saw prior to making the decision to go into Iraq. And some have chosen to play politics with that now, people that had previously supported the efforts to go in there, and saw the same intelligence, the intelligence that other agencies around the world used. And I saw there was a reference to the Presidential Daily Brief, where the Silberman-Robb Commission already addressed that issue, and said that if anything, the Presidential Daily Brief was less nuanced than the intelligence that members of Congress saw and that we saw, as well.

Which is worse, having congress acting on the same faulty intelligence, or a President who recieves updates in the form of Daily Briefs that are less nuanced than what Congress sees?

Is this more of Scotty playing the blame game here or what? Zoikes, his blame finger is working very hard to spread the egg around on all the faces.

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