I especially like this paragraph:
The president is the ultimate classifier and declassifier of information, but the entire matter has now been so politicized that, in practice, he is often paralyzed. If he were to order the declassification of a document pointing to the existence of WMDs in Iraq, he would be instantly accused of "cherry picking" and "politicizing intelligence." He may therefore not be inclined to act.
No guys, it's just the president has a hell of a lot smarter people around him than you do, and they know not to touch this pig with a pole. Do Santorum and Hoekstra actually believe Bush would fail to declassify these documents if they did indeed boost the administration's claims? Do they think Bush likes his approval ratings languishing in the lower thirties? Do they wonder why no other republicans are grasping on to this?
I guess being behind in the polls does something strange to a man that has tasted the DC gravy train. Fiction becomes fact in the belly of the DC beast, and those so called regurgitated facts are then drooled on to the WSJ editorial pages in a desperate attempt to cling to office. Bye bye guys.