Look At The Big Balls On Reid!
In the WHOA! move of the day, Harry Reid stepped up to the mic on the Senate floor and motioned to move into Secret Session to discuss the intelligence gathering that led to the invasion of Iraq.
Crooks and Liars has video of Reid's press conference explaining that he didn't notify Frist because Frist could have blocked Reid's efforts. Reid is demanding the follow through on the promise of Phase II of the Senate Intelligence committee's investigating the intelligence gathering. In addition, Reid pointed out that the first SIC report did not investigate the Bush's Administration and in light of the recent indictment, the administration should be included in Phase II.
2 hours later, Reid and the Senate emerged with a victory in the form of a 6 member committee, 3 republicans and 3 democrats, to review the progress of the Phase II investigation and report back to the Senate by Nov 14th. The democrats on the 6 person committee are Rockefeller, Levin, and Feinstein.
Reid also pointed out that his motive for this drastic move was that 20 previous inquiries into the status of the Phase II investigation were blocked or ignored.
The pendulum is swinging...