The day after his amendment to require quarterly reports on Iran's weapons capabilities was rejected, Iowa Democrat and House Intelligence Committee member Leonard Boswell went to the House floor last week to decry the "raw display of partisanship" that "dealt a blow to our ability to gather intelligence" on Iran. He insisted: "Congress must become a better consumer of intelligence."
So what did he have to say the next morning, when intelligence officials came to Capitol Hill to brief the House Intelligence Committee on their assessment of Iran's capabilities? Well, nothing. According to Hill sources, Boswell didn't attend. His spokeswoman refused to comment.
Tuesday, May 02, 2006
Iowa's Representative Leonard Boswell: no consumer of intelligence on Iran
via Brit Hume,