Anti-war Dem chosen for House Intelligence Committee chair
It’s shaping up to be the anti-war Dems time to shine as one more anti-war Dem has landed a chairmanship in the House:
Rep. Silvestre Reyes, D-Texas, takes over the key post next year, as his party tries to intensify oversight of the intelligence community. Critics say Republicans failed to do that, leading to faulty prewar intelligence on Iraq and other stumbles.
“When tough questions are required _ whether they relate to intelligence shortcomings before the 9/11 attacks or the war in Iraq, or to the quality of intelligence on Iran or North Korea _ he does not hesitate to ask them,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement announcing her choice of Reyes.
Not only is he an opponent of the Iraq war, but he’s also got ethics issues, as Michelle Malkin notes.
No wonder Nancy and Co. toned down their complaints on the “culture of corruption” a few months ago …