Sunday, July 09, 2006

Oh Gosh No ~ Another Undisclosed Spying Program?


I'm as shocked as you are!

Well. I hate to say I told ya so, but I did.

Bushco has yet another covert spying progam in place that neither the American public, nor the ultra-secretive Congressional Committee that Bush always promises to keep informed (but doesn't) knows about. Might it be the ARDA program your Demon Princess blogged about recently, or is it yet another?

Even weirder is the way it comes to our attention & from whom. Quoth the New York Times, which continues to aggressively out the truth (since no one else in our elected government will):

"Since his appointment as committee chairman in August 2004, Mr. Hoekstra has been a critical ally of the White House on intelligence matters. He has supported the administration's most controversial policies, including its treatment of terrorist suspects, and he has balked at Democratic demands for an investigation of pre-war intelligence on Iraq. He has defended the legality and necessity of the N.S.A. program and the bank monitoring.

"Mr. Hoekstra has been one of the strongest advocates in Congress for a crackdown on leaks of classified information to the media, a cause championed by both Mr. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney."

"But in recent months, Mr. Hoekstra has begun to express some disaffection. In March, he joined the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, Representative Jane Harman of California, in a public critique of Mr. Negroponte's performance. He criticized intelligence officials for initially resisting his demand that thousands of captured Iraqi documents be posted on the Web. Like other House Republicans, he bristled when Porter J. Goss, a former House colleague, was forced out as C.I.A. director in early May.

"Most recently, Mr. Hoekstra strongly criticized a news briefing arranged by Mr. Negroponte's office on an Army report that 500 pre-Gulf War chemical shells had been found scattered around Iraq. On June 29, Mr. Hoekstra, who had said the finding established that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, made public an angry letter to Mr. Negroponte calling the briefing "inaccurate, incomplete and occasionally misleading" and asserting that "attempts were made to downplay the significance of relevant facts."

Hoekstra, finding himself in the awkward position of having gone out on a limb so many times for Bush, now learns that the Dissembler-in-Chief has lied to him (*gasp*), & retrospectively learns has Bush been unfaithful to what he always assumed was their mutual project.

So, sadly, Hoekstra can either shuffle over to Arlen Specter's side & the two of them can commiserate on what a miserable lying, cheating bastard their former lover Bush is, or he can do what Arlen didn't have the balls to do, & hold the miserable bastard's feet to the fire.

Where did that angry private letter from Hoekstra to Bush (all 4 pages of it) come from that the Times has attached to this article?

I bet inquiring minds want to know. Stay tuned for the next episode.


Anonymous JollyRoger said...

Rove hates an enemy, and he has endless contempt for a collaborator. And the dumbasses still don't seem to get it.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Demon Princess said...

So JR,

Do you think we can expect some juicy retaliation just where Hoekstra's weak? Will it be a stealth attack or a public knife in the back?

They MUST know by now that pissing off Bushco is a bad, bad thing.

8:07 PM  
Blogger dusty said...

They retaliated against I am sure they do something to Hoekstra..I would bet Rove's life on it :p

2:17 AM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

Hoekstra will bown and scrape and pucker up when all is said and done. Just like he always has.

"Battered Wife Syndrome" of a legislative strain, methinks.

5:03 AM  

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