Bush Second Term Scandal Watch


The probe into whether or not administration officials gave classified documents to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and thereby to the Israeli government is still going on–see this latest roundup of information on this matter in this Christian Science Monitor report.

There was a second FBI raid on AIPAC earlier this month, and the whole information-passing might go beyond just Israel, and tie back into another potential second-term scandal: possible further revelations on how and why intelligence on what was really going on with Iraq re: WMDs was so screwy.

The Washington Post reported that the FBI said the [Pentagon official Larry] Franklin [the official accused of passing on the info to AIPAC, who had been cooperating with the FBI but is no longer] investigation was part of a broader probe into whether officials in the Defense Department had given sensitive documents to AIPAC and Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi who many in the Pentagon had reportedly favored before the invasion of Iraq to run the country after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

Pending, as they say, and unfortunately so for the Bush administration's second-term peace.