Friday, March 10, 2006

White House Cracks the Door on Domestic Spying

Since the White House is fighting tooth and nail against full discloser on the domestic spying program and since Congress is veering towards capitulation, the powers that be from both branches of government have agreed that the first step towards reconciliation is the creation of a seven-member intelligence subcommittee in the Senate. That committee received its first briefing on the spying program yesterday.

According to WaPo:
Those who participated in the briefing, which lasted more than two hours, were close-mouthed about the details. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement yesterday evening describing the meeting as "extremely productive and educational for the members" of what he called the subcommittee on the oversight of the terrorist surveillance program.

"It's too . . . sensitive to talk about" was the only message from the panel's vice chairman, Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), as passed on by his press secretary. A White House spokesman said there would be no comment.
Hm. I sure feel better.