The phase 2 report into the pre-Iraq war intelligence failure is still being stonewalled by Senate Intelligence chairman Pat Roberts:
Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), who chairs the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said he wants to divide his panel’s inquiry into the Bush administration’s handling of Iraq-related intelligence into two parts, a move that would push off its most politically controversial elements to a later time. […]
An aide to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (W.Va.), the panel’s ranking Democrat, said that Democrats are aware Roberts is mulling a decision on whether to divide the inquiry and that Rockefeller is unlikely to oppose such a move if Roberts goes through with it. But one Democrat who has followed the probe said separating the controversial elements would relieve pressure on Roberts to complete the entire inquiry soon.
Back in November when Harry Reid had Senate shut down to discuss the progress of this report you would have thought they were all held hostage. When the doors reopened, Roberts took the floor and yelled at the Democrats saying that they were only a couple weeks from completing the report and accused the Democrats of ignoring the progress in order to play politics. Well here we are six months later and still waiting on those “couple of weeks” to go by.
With Roberts wanting to do this move it would allow him to push back the part of the report damaging to Bush and Republicans past the November election. Ironically this would be the second time. He first did this in the 2004 election. To Roberts, politics matter more than national security and the lives of our soldiers. That is a very dangerous agenda and one that Osama would be proud of.