Tuesday, November 01, 2005

John Kerry on Closed-Door Senate Session and Senate Failures to Investigate Pre-War Intelligence

As I just reported, in a move to get answers to "run-up to the war in Iraq" Harry Reid shut down the Senate today.

John Kerry issued the following statement on the Closed-Door Senate Session and the Senate Failures to Investigate Pre-War Intelligence:

“For a year and a half, the Republican leadership in Congress has refused again and again to complete Phase II of their investigation into pre-war intelligence failures. All the requests I and other Senators have made of the Intelligence Committee for more information have been pushed aside. The Republican leadership has been complicit in a political cover-up of the decisions that led to war. Nothing could be more serious or more deserving of full public disclosure. The families of our troops deserve the truth, as does every American. Now that one of the chief architects of the war in Iraq has been indicted for related crimes, it is more important than ever to know how intelligence was presented to the Congress.

“The country and the Congress were misled into war. It is deeply troubling that the Republicans in Washington are so afraid to share the truth with the American people. Clearly it will require an independent, outside investigation to get to the bottom of this.”


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