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Fantasy Assignment Desk -- the PFIAB

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Okay, let's play. Here's this independent panel, the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which, according to the White House website,

provides advice to the President concerning the quality and adequacy of intelligence collection, of analysis and estimates, of counterintelligence, and of other intelligence activities.

President Bush's first appointee as chairman was Brent Scowcroft, National Security Advisor to his dad. When that appointment was made, the PFIAB's remaining membership was, for the first time in journalistic memory, made a secret.

Now it's this year, a time when the Administration is blaming the intelligence community for the failures that led to the war in Iraq. Good time for the PFIAB to look into the matter and issue a report, wouldn't you think? Here's what we may know: earlier this year, Scowcroft was relieved of his post.

What else might we know? Washington journos with remaining slivers of backbone, that's your assignment.