Monday, March 27, 2006

Why Doesn't the Russian Spying Story Get More Play?

I can't figure out why people aren't up in arms over the allegations that Russian spys within Central Command passed the American war plans for the Iraq war over to Saddam before the attack started:

The Bush administration will ask Russia about a report that Moscow turned over information on American troop movements and other military plans to Saddam Hussein during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday.

"Any implication that the, that there were those from a foreign government who may have been passing information to the Iraqis prior to the invasion would be, of course, very worrying," Rice said on CNN's "Late Edition."

Rice declined to speculate on whether Russia's actions, as detailed in a Pentagon report based on captured Iraqi documents, resulted in casualties among U.S. troops or what Russian President Vladimir Putin knew about any possible Russian involvement.

"We want to take a real hard look at the documents and then raise it with the Russian government," Rice said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Now I'm sure if the Bush administration is going to investigate the matter, they'll surely get to the bottom and find out just who stole the American war plans and passed them on to the Russians and figure out if Putin himself was behind the leak.


The Congress needs to open an investigation into this matter IMMEDIATELY!!!!

There can be no more serious charge than two spys within the top levels of the Army passed intelligence and/or war plans over to a foreign government right before the nation went to war.


These allegations need to be thoroughly investigated by an independent panel without ties to the White House or its cronies in the Congress (i.e., Pat Roberts, George Sensenbrenner, etc.) so that the American people can get an honest account of what, if anything, happened instead of some whitewashed account that tries to minimize damage to the administration.

But instead of an honest, independent investigation into the matter, Condi Rice, the woman who said "Nobody could have ever imagined terrorists would fly planes into buildings" after 9/11 when we know the government, the FBI and the DIA were all aware that terrorists in the past had wanted to do just that, will head an investigation into the allegations.

Which means a whitewash.

So here's hoping Lou Dobbs picks this story up tonight and runs with it like he did the Dubai ports deal. Because if the story that Russian spys stole the Iraq war plans and gave them to Saddam BEFORE the war is true, somebody in the administration will have to explain exactly how it is they are keeping the nation safe from terrorists when they couldn't even keep the Iraq war plans safe from spys.

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