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02-16-2007, 12:35 AM
former senate intelligence chairman Bob Graham tells a story starting on 9/12/01,,


Early on the morning of June 20, 2002, then-Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham, D-Fla., received a telephone call at home from a highly agitated Dick Cheney. Graham, who was in the middle of shaving, held a razor in one hand as he took the phone in the other.

The vice president got right to the point: A story in his morning newspaper reported that telephone calls intercepted by the National Security Agency on September 10, 2001, apparently warned that Al Qaeda was about to launch a major attack against the United States, possibly the next day. But the intercepts were not translated until September 12, 2001,
On that morning in June 2002, Cheney could not have known that his complaints to Graham about the leaking of classified information would help set events in motion that eventually would lead to the prosecution of his own chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, as the result of a separate leak investigation.

Although no charges were brought in the investigation of the leaked NSA intercepts, the probe helped to pave the way for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate leaks out of the White House and, specifically the Office of the Vice President, in the Plame matter, according to administration, congressional, and law enforcement officials interviewed for this story.

"They [the administration] set the prosecutorial machinery in motion themselves, and the public support for it, before it came back to bite them," said a federal law enforcement official.

Graham, for one, believes that Cheney and Libby's strident demands to investigate leakers in Congress made it all but impossible for the White House to do anything less than cooperate fully with any criminal investigation of the Plame leak.

02-16-2007, 04:15 AM
Awwwww disappointed :(

I thought this would be about duck hunting in Australia.:p

Osborne Russell
02-16-2007, 11:05 AM
OK if we get it done by 9/12? True, we don't know much about Muslim fundamentalism, but hey, who cares?

02-16-2007, 01:53 PM
Good think Graham was replaced with a loyal Republican,,just think of the aiding and abetting Graham would do for the terrorists were he to finish the Senate Intel Investigation before the 2004 election. The part Roberts delayed for TWO EFFING YEARS. Why Feith, Perle and company would have had to look for side jobs earlier.

02-16-2007, 01:57 PM
OK if we get it done by 9/12? True, we don't know much about Muslim fundamentalism, but hey, who cares?

This is the part where good old 20/20 hindsighting quarterbacking is rich. After 9/11 it's obvious to Richard Clarke that counterterrorism still doesn't rate as highly as experimenting in nation whacking or building mondo weapons systems so he slides off to work on cyber-terrorism before leaving gov't work. Al Qaeda? For prez Cheney it's just a rhetorical device, like wmd and axis of evil.