Sunday, June 29, 2003

Democrats plan separate review of Iraq spy data

Partisan bickering over intelligence that President Bush used to justify the war on Iraq escalated yesterday as minority Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee announced they would conduct their own investigation.

The panel's senior Democrat, Carl Levin of Michigan, said the Democrats had decided to undertake their own review because the panel's Republican chairman, John Warner of Virginia, had spurned an offer for a bipartisan inquiry.