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Reid Takes Senate Into Closed Session Over Iraq Intelligence

Reid takes Senate into closed session over Iraq intelligence The Senate's Democratic leader Harry Reid (D-NV) unexpectedly pulled the Senate into sec

Reid takes Senate into closed session over Iraq intelligence

The Senate's Democratic leader Harry Reid (D-NV) unexpectedly pulled the Senate into secret session Tuesday afternoon in order to have closed discussion of Iraq intelligence...read on"

AmericaBlog has more: Since 1929, the Senate has held 53 secret sessions, generally for reasons of national security.

o For example, in 1997 the Senate held a secret session to consider the Chemical Weapons Convention (treaty).
o In 1992, the Senate met in secret session to consider “most favored nation” trade status for China.
o In 1988, a session was held to consider the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and in 1983 a session was held on Nicaragua.
o In 1942, a secret session was held on navy plans to build battleships and aircraft carriers, and in 1943 a secret session was held on reports from the war fronts.

Six of the most recent secret sessions, however, were held during the impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton....read on

Seeing the Forrest has Harry Reid's entire statement. "The Democrats have shut down the Senate, demanding to know what happened to the promise to investigate how intelligence was used or misused leading up to the Iraq war."

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