For those of you who may be more educated on the workings of the U.S. Congress, could you please educate me as to what grounds there could possibly be for a Congressional investigation into an investigative piece such as CBS has run on the Bush issue?
As I have stated in the past, I do not care about what Bush (or Kerry, for that matter) did back during the Vietnam War. However, I am concerned about what kinds of pressures are being put on the free press today.
From what limited exposure I have allowed myself to this matter, I saw tonight on the 60 Minutes piece that Dan Rather acknowledged that the documents themselves may be forgeries. However, he had on the air a person who was there at the time, who had direct contact with Bush, and who was essentially substantiating the substance of the previous report. And, as Rather said at the end of the piece, many have criticized the documents; but nobody has challenged the heart of the piece - that Bush did not fulfill his obligations.
Based upon this information, what could possibly be the grounds for a Congressional investigation?
It seems to me that once again, rather than addressing the issues, the strategy is to attack the messenger. I fully expect some kind of personal attack against the integrity of the woman who made the public statements on 60 Minutes.