KENNEDY STATEMENT ON TODAY'S CLOSED SENATE SESSION ON NATIONAL SECURITY
"All who care about the nation's security should thank Senator Reid for calling a closed session of the Senate today. Facts are stubborn things, and the facts speak truth to power: the Bush Administration distorted and misrepresented the intelligence to justify a war America never should have fought. There were no weapons of mass destruction, and there was no convincing link between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda. There was no reason whatever to go to war when we did, in the way we did, and for the false reasons we were given.
The Senate Republican Majority has obediently stifled any serious investigation about how this happened. We need an investigation, not a cover-up, and its long past time to conduct it fully, fairly, and honestly. I look forward to the report on this extremely serious problem by the bipartisan group of Senators that resulted from today's closed session."