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Cover for Bush

March 13, 2006


To the editor:

Sen. Pat Roberts has once again provided cover for the Bush administration's questionable acts. This time he led efforts to avoid an investigation into the spying activities conducted by the NSA by agreeing to introduce legislation to legalize the current program. Wouldn't it be nice if an average American could get absolved from a crime by just changing the law and not be held accountable for the illegal act? What does this say about our justice system?

Of course, the Bush administration does not want their spying activities investigated and is keeping it under the covers of "national security." Instead, they want to prosecute the NSA whistle-blowers for leaking an "illegal" program to the press.

Sen. Roberts is still dragging his feet on an investigation into how the Bush administration misused intelligence in the run up to the war with Iraq. A recent article in the National Journal confirmed that Bush himself was told of doubts about the intelligence shortly before we invaded Iraq but he ignored it.

It is time Pat Roberts starts taking those memory pills he introduced on "Meet the Press" and remember why he was elected and why he serves as chairman to the Senate Intelligence Committee - to provide oversight on this president and rein in his administration's unilateral and unlawful activities.

Don Bretthauer,



djazz 11 years, 10 months ago

Doesn't do any good to impeach. Didn't with Clinton.

Kookamooka 11 years, 10 months ago

I guess we all need to shoot emails off to Sen Roberts and tell him his constituents disapprove of his bad behavior.

Curtiss 11 years, 10 months ago


"all we have is one person's opinion", you said.

It would seem to me the first half of the first paragraph of Mr. Bretthauer's letter was fact. Well documented, generally accepted. The second half was less opinion than an analogy offered in a spirit of clarification.

Second paragraph? Facts.

Third paragraph? All facts.

Widely known, well documented, thoroughly publicized, widely discussed. These are facts, and they're not presented here for the first time.

Finally, in the fourth paragraph, Mr. B states his conclusion, indeed, his "opinion," that Pat Roberts is not performing important parts of his job. A fairly obvious conclusion, from the four paragraph of facts previously cited.

And you think that letter is nothing but opinion? Opinion which is of no value to anybody because Pilgrim's CV was not included?

Well, at least, little Pilgrim, it was good of you to show up and inject some vivid, insightful commentary that demonstrates clearly how to impart valuable information without wasting valuable space on opinions. It's too bad you didn't include documentation of your philosophical expertise; we can never know if it means anything at all.

But we all appreciate your effort to contribute something. It was great. Really.

But that's just my opinion.

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