Report: Bush Had More Prewar Intelligence Than Congress

By Dafna Linzer
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, December 16, 2005; A23
A congressional report made public yesterday concluded that President Bush and his inner circle had access to more intelligence and reviewed more sensitive material than what was shared with Congress when it gave Bush the authority to wage war against Iraq.

Democrats said the 14-page report contradicts Bush's contention that lawmakers saw all the evidence before U.S. troops invaded in March 2003, stating that the president and a small number of advisers "have access to a far greater volume of intelligence and to more sensitive intelligence information."
The Bush administration has routinely denied Congress access to documents, saying it would have a chilling effect on deliberations. The report, however, concludes that the Bush administration has been more restrictive than its predecessors in sharing intelligence with Congress.


  1. Well Duh...he is the President

  2. Yes, it wouldn't be such a big deal, except for the fact that Bush is claiming (erroneously) that he did not have access to any more information ("intelligence") than Senators.

    He is using it as an alibi, so that the guilt and blame doesn't fall completely on the White House. - Not that it necessarily should fall completely on the White House. Congress is certainly culpable, to a degree.

    But the fact is that this is Bush's (and the entire cabal including; Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz's) war.

  3. This is everyone's war...We got into this mess together...we need to get out together. This isn't going to end nicely. People need to be held accountable. Foolishness and corruption nust not be tollerated on either side of the political spectrum. What I'm getting from the pundits is that NO ONE wants to take ANY blame. This article spits of " I'm slightly less culpable than the President..nanny nanny boo boo. Somebody needs to be a man and step up and say "we all screwed up!" instead you get the status quo finger pointing. We need To tell both parties to quote Ray Nagin and "get off your a**es and do something!". Let's make sure that the intellegence failures of 9-11 and Iraq never happen again. This kind of whining does nothing to aide any cause. It only grows the apathy of the avearge American and does exactly what our leaders want and keep the status quo.


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