Senate Democratic Leader Invokes Rare Closed Session to Force Review of WMD Intel
Senate Democrats invoked rarely used Rule 21 to force a closed door meeting today with the goal of obtaining an agreement to fully investigate the administration’s use of WMD documents as a justification for the Iraq war.
How did the Bush Administration assemble its case for war against Iraq?; Who did Bush Administration officials listen to and who did they ignore?; How did senior Administration officials manipulate or manufacture intelligence presented to the Congress and the American people?; What was the role of the White House Iraq Group or WHIG, a group of senior White House officials tasked with marketing the war and taking down its critics?; How did the Administration coordinate its efforts to attack individuals who dared to challenge the Administrations assertions?; Why has the Administration failed to provide Congress with the documents that will shed light on their misconduct and misstatements?”
Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community’s Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq
Conclusions (Excerpted From Full Report)
CRS report, Secret Sessions of the House and Senate, updated February 10, 2005
According to a statement issued by Sen. Harry Reid, the “Key questions that need to be answered include: