Monday, January 03, 2005
Hiding Behind Executive Privelege
"Senate Democrats claim that the document could help clear up exactly what intelligence agencies told Bush about Iraq's illicit weapons. The administration and the CIA say the White House is protected by executive privilege, and Republicans on the committee dismissed the Democrats' argument that the summary was significant."
If the summary is "insignificant" then why is the White House refusing to submit it to the committee? Isn't this why we have Senate committees in the first place: to determine what is significant and what is not concerning our national security? If this report is so insignificant then it can be released for committee inspection, right? Executive privilege is not what is protecting this band of crooks we call the Bush administration, but constant daily lies and distortions of truth to the American public!
It seems the Republicans are constantly crying about any criticism of Bush and Co. as being politically motivated, but by hiding vital information from the Senate the Bush administration is demonstrating their priorities: anything that hurts it politically will be censured from public viewing. If this isn't politically motivated policy I don't know what is!
It is hard for me to believe that so many Americans are still so naive to believe this government of fairy tale spinners. One of the basic lessons we all learn from childhood is that people hide the truth from others when it will harm them or someone that they know. All of these "national security" and "executive privilege" stances are just this- people hiding the truth of their misdeeds from the American public because revelation of them might be political death.