Question for the White House: Where o' Where is Your "Further Study"?
The WMD commission came back with 68 recommendations. Of those 68 recommendatons, the Bush administration has agreed to follow 65 recommendations.
Funny thing though, as it relates to the very last recommendation (see the bottom of the page HERE), the Bush administration held that "Further Study" was needed.
The final recommendation reads:
"The Director of National Intelligence should hold accountable the organizations that contributed to the flawed assessments of Iraq's WMD programs."
In response to this recommendation, the White House has stated that it needs "further study" to implement this last recommendation. Why would the White House need "further study" in order to determine whether it is sound policy to "hold accountable those organizations that contributed to the flawed assessments of Iraq's WMD programs"?
And more importantly, where is the White House's "further study"? It's been nearly six (6) months! Surely they should have concluded their own in-house investigation by now, n'est pas?
Is it possible that the White House doesn't want to execute the last recommendation because it would mean that Bush administration "friends and family" would be held accountable?
Is it possible that the White House doesn't want to execute the last recommendation because it would also mean holding itself accountable?
Ah hah! BINGO!
Something tells me that this administration will need a lot more time to "study" recommendation #13.17. Perhaps, three more years?
We need to press the Bush administration to conclude it's "further study" on the final WMD commission recommendation.
They are obviously stalling.