Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont used Sunday’s New York Times article about the National Intelligence Estimate to criticize U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman’s stance on the war in Iraq. “Our own intelligence agencies now confirm that the Iraq War is undermining America’s security and credibility at our nation’s peril,” Lamont wrote in his letter to Lieberman. “Never again can a political leader claim otherwise, lest they deliberately ignore the concrete facts presented to us by our intelligence agencies.“Lieberman will give a speech on the war in Iraq later this afternoon in East Hampton.
The New York Times reported Monday that “the White House said the characterization of the report in The New York Times ‘is not representative of the complete document,’” but refused to comment further citing the report as classified. But maybe the White House has responded to the report. This past Thursday, according to the Federal Register , President George W. Bush extended the National Emergencies Act enacted shortly after the 9/11 attacks because “the actions of these persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the United States.“The act was extended for one-year. Stay tuned.