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Transcript Senator Harry Reid
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SEN. HARRY REID: America deserves better than this. They also deserve a searching and comprehensive investigation into how the Bush administration brought this country to war. Key questions that need to be answered include:
How did the Bush administration assemble its case for war against Iraq? We heard what Colonel Wilkerson said.
Who did the Bush administration officials listen to and who did they ignore?
How did the senior administration officials manipulate or manufacture intelligence presented to the Congress and the American people?
What was the role of the White House Iraq Group, or WHIG, a group of senior White House officials tasked with marketing the war and taking down its critics? We know what Colonel Wilkerson says.
How did the administration coordinate its efforts to attack individuals who dared to challenge the administrations assertions? We know what happened to them I listed a few.
Why has this administration failed to provide Congress with the documents that would shed light on their misconduct and the misstatements?
Unfortunately, the Senate committee that should be taking the lead in providing these answers is not. Despite the fact that the chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee publicly committed to examine these questions more than a year and a half ago, he has chosen not to keep that commitment. Despite the fact that he restated the commitment earlier this year on national television, he has still done nothing.
Mr. President, enough time has gone by. I demand on behalf of the American people that we understand why these investigations arent being conducted, and in accordance with Rule 21, I now move that Senate go into closed session.
SEN. DICK DURBIN: Mr. President, I second the motion.
PRESIDING OFFICER: The motion has been made to go into closed session, and it has been seconded. The motion having been made and seconded, the Senate will go into closed session. The chair, pursuant to Rule 21, now directs the sergeant at arms to clear all galleries, close all doors of the Senate chamber, and exclude from the chamber and its immediate corridors all employees and officials of this Senate who under the rule are not eligible to attend this closed session and are not sworn to secrecy. The question is nondebatable.
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