Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Who does our Senator represent?

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: July 24, 2005 - July 30, 2005 Archives:
Sen. Roberts doesn't have time to investigate the manipulation of prewar intelligence, the Niger forgeries or the Plame disclosure.

But he does have time to investigate how the CIA uses 'cover' in its clandestine operations. And as part of his new exercise in water-carrying he will also investigate Patrick Fitzgerald's criminal probe.

Note the specifics: I didn't say he'll be investigating what Fitzgerald's investigating; he's apparently found time to investigate the Fitzgerald probe itself. Roberts' spokesperson Sarah Little told Reuters that his "committee would also review the probe of special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who has been investigating the Plame case for nearly two years."

Can any Senate Democrat not see now that Sen. Roberts only use for his committee is as a tool to defend the political interests of the White House? And will anybody deny that the decision to investigate Fitzgerald comes down on the orders of the White House?
Is Senator Roberts looking out for Kansas and the Kansan soldiers in harm's way, or the people in the White House who exposed an undercover agent, and sent our soldiers to war on false premises?

That's a question his constituents should be asking tomorrow, when his offices open.

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