Bush to pick panel for WMD inquiry Responding to congressional pressure after David Kay's WMD report to Congress, President Bush has indicated that he will appoint an "independent bipartisan commission" to review US intelligence on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. According to CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2004/US/02/02/sprj.nirq.iraq.wmd/index.html Bush's proposed appointment of the members of the investigating committee, however, has not met with approval of all congressional members: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-na-bush2feb02,1,4810857.story?coll=la-home-headlines At the very least, Bush's support of an "independent committee" investigation is a retreat as he is now acknowledging the faulty intelligence used to support the invasion of Iraq. To me, this investigation seems to be as much a political ploy as a concerted effort to find out the truth of this matter. Why so? Because the results of any such investigation will not be known until well after the November elections. By supporting this matter, Bush can attempt to short-circuit any criticisms laid on him by his democratic rivals. Most people (myself included) would support an true independent investigation into this faulty intelligence and/or "cherry picking" of information that was used to support the US invasion of Iraq. My questions to you: Do you support this investigation? Do you think that the White House should be able to appoint their own hand-picked members of any such committee? Do you think that these appointments could potentially lead to mistrust? What are your views on this committee in relationship to the timing of the upcoming election?