Friday, March 10, 2006

Dickie's Quickies

Would someone please tell me how this is any different than the previous procedure? As I recall, one of the complaints about the way that the White House handled the original warrantless spying on Americans was that it briefed a select group of 8 members of Congress and these people were not allowed to say anything about it or debate the issue. Now comes this report from the Washington Post about the alleged compromise agreement yesterday:

Members of the Senate subcommittee -- which, along with Roberts and Rockefeller, includes Republicans Mike DeWine (Ohio), Orrin G. Hatch (Utah) and Christopher S. Bond (Mo.) and Democrats Carl M. Levin (Mich.) and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) -- will not be able to share what they learn with the other eight members of the intelligence panel, according to rules the White House has proposed.

Gotta give the White House credit when it comes to working with religious organizations. Yesterday they announced that President Bush was helping to get federal money to groups that aid disaster relief AND that they had spied on Quakers and it was wrong. Either way, they’ve got the religious folks covered. Brilliant.

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