Thursday, December 02, 2004


Newsmax Reports

"9/11 Families Back Sensenbrenner in Intel Fight
Leaders of a group representing more than 300 family members of 9/11 victims urged Congress on Tuesday to scrap the intelligence reform bill because it doesn't include key provisions to secure the nation's borders against terrorist infiltration - the same objection raised by one of the bill's leading opponents, Wisconsin Sen. James Sensenbrenner."

Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., had not agreed to a compromise reached earlier Saturday.

Hunter has concerns that shifting some intelligence operations from the Pentagon could hurt combat troops. Hastert said congress wants to "make sure that our men and women who serve this country have the real-time intelligence that they need."

New lawmakers and committee leaders would have to consider new legislation next year since unapproved bills from this session expire. I understand the desire to get a new intelligence bill passed, but IMHO it would be best to get this bill written to encompass both the nation's concern over our open borders and assuring that our military not lose control over the intelligence assets they use in support of the troops. We have newly elected Senators and Representatives who may well have the ability to offer some input that will assist in getting this bill written in the best possible manner to protect our nation.

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