Thursday, March 13, 2008

Secret Session??

Right now, the U.S. House of Representatives is discussing holding a 'secret session' in order that Republican members of the House can present classified information to the rest of the House regarding the pending FISA update.

I've been listening to the discussion of the idea for a little while (I missed the beginning, though), and have to ask a question that I haven't heard any Congressmen or -women ask -

How is it that only Republicans, members of the President's own (minority) party, have access to this information?

Is this another example of the Administration's habit of selectively manipulating intelligence data to serve its own purposes?

Or is this just an attempt by the Republican caucus in the House to intimidate enough House Democrats to ram through retroactive immunity for telecoms?

Note - as I was typing this post, Diane Watson of California asked basically these questions. She didn't get a clear answer.

Stay tuned...

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