That’s what Think Progress dubbed it, and I think they’re pretty well on the mark:
The Phase II report on the misuse of Iraq intelligence will not examine how “political appointees at the Pentagon deliberately distorted intelligence and subverted analysis by the Central Intelligence Agency to gin up support for the invasion.” Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) “didn’t offer a timetable” for an investigation into “activities before the war by the office of former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Douglas Feith.”
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Yeah, because I don’t know why you’d want to know where your golden boys and girls went wrong.
I don’t know why you’d want to know anything about Feith’s office. It’s not like that’s where any of the bad ideas associated with this war originated. Like, say, reports from a crazed defector named “Curveball,” or a cunning plan to link Saddam Hussein to terrorism, or the bright spot on the universe that was the notion to disband the Iraqi army.
Don’t know why you’d want to check that shit out.
At some point in the indeterminate future, whether it’s in 2006 or 2008, these guys are finally going to be out of office, out of government, and out of our hair. And at that point, if not long before, at that point AT LEAST somebody’s going to have to ask them why their airtight plans, their perfect scenarios, their rosy predictions for the Bestest War EVAH went so completely batshit wrong.
Somebody’s going to have to ask why, if they were and are so confident in the righteousness and truth of their cause, they couldn’t stand a little scrutiny, not even by a Republican congress about as likely to reprimand them as it is to give out free ice cream cones and tax cuts for the middle class.
Somebody’s going to have to ask them about the paradox of modern conservatism: We’re the biggest baddest badasses on the whole big bad block, but don’t ask us questions in a hearing room or we’ll break down and cry.
Somebody’s going to have to ask them if we could, at the very least, have back the money we paid them to not do their jobs very well, because with $3,000 a minute going down the hole that they created in Iraq, we’re gonna need the spare change.