With the Pentagon's Inspector General condemning the Office of Special Plans' activities as "inappropriate" and Senators openly calling them
illegal, we thought we'd put in a call to Rep. Chris Carney (D-PA).
Carney was an analyst in Doug Feith's shop, even contributing to the infamous briefing to members of the administration that claimed a far more conclusive link between Al Qaeda and Iraq than other intelligence estmates. So what does Carney, who still nurses
a belief that there was a connection between the two (sub. req.), think about all this? It's an answer the nearly echoes the one from his old boss, Doug Feith
"I read the inspector general's report with interest. As the inspector general found, this activity was authorized and lawful. I trust this answers the questions raised by the Senate Armed Services Committee."
Unfortunately for Carney, the report only begins to answer questions raised
by Senate Armed Services Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI), as he and Senate intelligence committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) have both said
that they will press on to find answers about the administration's handling of intelligence.