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Senator’s Who Want To Be President But Couldn’t Be Bothered To Read Pre-War Intelligence Report on Iraq

May 29th, 2007 | by Ken Grandlund |

Before voting to give President Bush the authority to send thousands of US troops into harms way and eventual death in Iraq, elected officials in Congress had an opportunity to read a 90 page National Intelligence Estimate about Iraq. And yet, according to this report, barely any of them did so- including most of the front-running presidential contenders. Instead, they relied on “briefings” or at best, just voted along with the crowd without giving much forethought to what it was they were actually giving the president carte blanche to do.

And these people want us to elect them president? No fricking way! Clinton, Edwards, Dodd, and McCain all admit they did not read the report before voting to authorize the use of force in Iraq. Biden says he did read the report, but still voted for the AUMF.

I for one have no intention of rewarding slipshod politicians with another vote. They serve to protect the American Constitution, country and people, and you don’t do that by attending non-stop fundraisers and ignoring your obligation to be informed before you vote on matters of national (and in this case international) importance. These people are complete and total farces and have no sense of stewardship at all.

Even if significant portions of that NIE have subsequently been proven to be false or embellished, these Senators and the majority of Congresspersons who also did not read the report, had a duty to examine the documents before voting for war and they did not. Any of those elected officials still in office, and especially those seeking election to the highest office in the land, should be drummed out of office soundly at the first opportunity.

I’ve had enough of the politics. I want leadership.

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  1. 5 Responses to “Senator’s Who Want To Be President But Couldn’t Be Bothered To Read Pre-War Intelligence Report on Iraq”

  2. By tammara on May 29, 2007 | Reply

    hear, hear.

  3. By SteveIL on May 29, 2007 | Reply

    Yet, you voted for Kerry didn’t you?

  4. By ken grandlund on May 29, 2007 | Reply

    And you really think your boy Bush read it?
    Remember, there aren’t any pictures in an NIE…

    Besides, I’ve said all along that these people probably didn’t have the intel before they voted, a claim you’ve denied. Turns out the intel (for waht it’s worth) was available but they still didn’t read it. So while they aren’t technically lying by saying they didn’t see all the intel, they could have and just didn’t.

    Whether that’s worse than simply gaming the intel as Bush did, I won’t say. Both are clearly sickening IMO though.

  5. By tammara on May 29, 2007 | Reply

    no, i didn’t.

  6. By Liberal Army Wife on May 29, 2007 | Reply

    dammit! When it’s the usual BS about a bridge over a stream, or the latest on the endangered whatsis…. ok so don’t read every word. But when its about LIVES and WAR… you READ IT!!!!

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