The New Republic just published its analysis of the Hoekstra fiasco from last week, adding much-needed perspective to the mix. No, Hoekstra’s not a crusading reformer, he’s the same paranoid guy he was before, clinging to positions on Iraq’s WMDs and intelligence community treason that even the White House appears to have softened on. TNR’s Spencer Ackerman summarizes Hoekstra’s position:
“[T]he reason we haven’t found out about Saddam’s WMD is because Al Qaeda sympathizers in the intelligence community don’t want us to know.”
Okay. And if you believe that, I’ve got a “pre-operational” terrorist bridge attack to sell you.