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December 14, 2006
POLITICS/WAR: Connecting the Dots

You know, what our intelligence services need is more oversight committees!

H/t Kaus.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:36 PM | Politics 2006 • | War 2006 | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)
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Well, yes, since it was termed dysfunctional more than 2 years ago.

http://www.gao.gov/decisions/other/303692.htm#_Toc82490522

Posted by: dave at December 14, 2006 11:33 PM

From the Wikipedia (definitions of oversight)

Government regulation - The role of an official authority in regulating a separate authority.
Checks and balances - the concept whereby separate agencies can offer balancing correctional authority over the other

So I can see why conservatives make fun of Pelosi. Introducing a concept foreign to them. Mr. Madison would be proud.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at December 15, 2006 9:27 AM

What does the existing intelligence committee do if not "examine the administration's intelligence budget and to make sure the money is being spent properly."?

That's supposed to be the base function of the House - spending. I don't see why they'd need a new committee to do this.

Whatever though. Our intelligence apparatus seems to be leaking like a sieve already so I dunno what difference it would make.

Posted by: Dwilkers at December 15, 2006 9:42 AM

Because doing their jobs constitutionally and legally is apparently impossible otherwise.

Posted by: Rob McMillin at December 16, 2006 10:35 PM
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