This is how incompetent the Republicans in Senate are:
When angry Democrats briefly shut down the Senate last year to protest the slow pace of a congressional investigation into prewar intelligence on Iraq, Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) claimed a rare victory.
Republicans called it a stunt but promised to quickly wrap up the inquiry. Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which is overseeing the investigation, said his report was near completion and there was no need for the fuss.
That was nine months ago.
The Republican-led committee, which agreed in February 2004 to write the report, has yet to complete its work. Just two of five planned sections of the committee’s findings are fully drafted and ready to be voted on by members, according to Democratic and Republican staffers. Committee sources involved with the report, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said they are working hard to complete it. But disputing Roberts, they said they had started almost from scratch in November after Democrats staged their protest.
This is playing politics with the war that has cost us the lives of over 2500 U.S. soldiers, tens of thousands of Iraqi citizens and cost us hundreds of billions of dollars. With all the dangers facing the world today, we need to know what happened in our intelligence community so we don’t repeat those deadly mistakes. Instead, Pat Roberts chooses to play politics. He chooses to protect the mistakes of his this administration in order to save his own party. Pat Roberts is as un-American as they come.