If anyone is wondering how effective current official investigations into pre-war intelligence on Iraq will be, the answer can be found in this Mother Jones story. It explores the Office of Special Plans” that was set up within the Pentagon by the White House to cull” intelligence data about Iraq. But, because it is in the Pentagon and not the C.I.A., it isn’t being investigated at all!

So far, despite all of the investigations underway, there is little sign that any of them are going to delve into the operations of the Luti-Shulsky Office of Special Plans and its secret intelligence unit. Because it operates in the Pentagon’s policy shop, it is not officially part of the intelligence community, and so it is seemingly immune to congressional oversight.