Friday, January 06, 2006

Still Think Congress Gets the "Same Information" as the President?

Well, if you still believe the President discloses all relevant information for congressional oversight, here we see he admits they don't. Note that funny little word construe appearing once again in official documents:
A number of provisions of the Act, including sections 905, 932, 1004, 1212, 1224, 1227, and 1304, call for the executive branch to furnish information to the Congress on various subjects. The executive branch shall construe such provisions in a manner consistent with the President's constitutional authority to withhold information the disclosure of which could impair foreign relations, national security, the deliberative processes of the Executive, or the performance of the Executive's constitutional duties.
So, when W suggests the congressional reps all voted to invade Iraq on the same faulty intelligence he had, should we believe him? Nope. Didn't think so.

Do you still believe that briefing congress about wire taps is the same thing as congresional oversight of the executive branch? Nope. Didn't think so.

No comments: