Fear and Loathing on the House Intelligence Committee, Part Deux
The September 11, 2001 terror attacks lays bare the oversight panel's dysfunction
“Congressional oversight for intelligence,” the 9/11 Commission Report stated bluntly, “is now dysfunctional.”
Period. And that was a kind way of putting it.
It was 2004. The House Intelligence Committee, in particular, was a smoldering wreck after years of partisan rancor, mostly fanned by Newt Gingrich, the incendiary Republican Speaker of the House. F…