The Senate Intelligence Committee report, the Silberman-Robb report â both investigations were specifically prohibited from investigating what the White House actually did with the intelligence. They only examined how the intelligence came about. The reality: Condoleezza Rice and the White House do not want this matter investigated by a group of people who actually want to get to the botttom of what happened.
Josh has done plenty of reporting on this issue over the past few years, being one of the few reporters to have actually interviewed Rocco Martino, the Italian middleman who sold for his own profit the phony Niger documents that would prove to be the essential basis for the Presidentâs 16 words. If you know the facts then you'll know that the Senate Intelligence Committee report is intentionally put together to mislead readers. On Sunday, Rice was busy touting a tissue of lies.
We know that there is no paucity of scandals to try to keep your head wrapped around these days, but this is one that really demands your attention. Because at the core of it, it boils down to how and why America was led into the war in Iraq.
Stay tuned tomorrow for a summary of all the latest developments in the US Attorney scandal.