We shouldn’t be surprised that the president has now decided to “sign an executive order creating an investigation of intelligence failures in Iraq” or that he’s apparently mandated that it not report its finding until after the November election.
But what comes under its purview? “White House sources,” tell CBS that “the commission will have full access to materials they need.”
But can we get a bit more specificity on that? Will it just look at the collection and analysis of intelligence? And just at the CIA and other intelligence agencies? Or will it look at the administration’s use of intelligence, and at the White House, the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Office of the Vice President?