The companion thread article was in August 2006 where some met with the Muslim Brotherhood.

It is common knowledge that the Iraq Study Group led by James Baker and Lee Hamilton (D) has advocated the insanity of opening direct negotiations with Syria and hell-bent-for-nuclear weapons Islamofascist Iran on a political solution for Iraq. The Sunday Times report makes the obvious connection to such a scheme since these ongoing negotiations failed, at least in part due to the Ba’athist leadership and their Sunni Islamofascist allies

After the 2004 elections the Iraq war lost it's savor with the Left wing media. They used it as a battering ram against the Bush Administration falling approval numbers approaching the 2006 elections. Couple this with an anti-immigration uprisings started by the La Raza in the spring. Approaching the 2006 elections the hand writing was on the wall and the Administration made many changes to appease the lowering approval numbers in the media of the Administrations handling of the War on Terror.

As the Bush Administration let more progressives in
the Left has a documented Unholy Alliance with Islam

My explanation is Bush had a few bi-partisan progressives working in his Administration reaching out any way possible to
the vindication of George W. Bush of going after WMD in Iraq.

Companion Thread:

Report: Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government

Thursday, September 16, 2010 INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING

President Clinton meeting with Abdul Rahman Al Amoudi in the 1990s. PBS/

WASHINGTON — The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the U.S. government as part of the movement's drive to promote holy war against the West, a report said.

So far, the government was said to have done nothing to stop the Brotherhood infiltration. The report by the Center for Security Policy cited the success of one Brotherhood operative in gaining access to the White House under both Democratic and Republican administrations.

"Relying on Brotherhood operatives for 'outreach to the Muslim community,' let alone appointing them to influential government jobs, is a formula for disaster," the report said. "It gives prominence and legitimacy to enemy agents engaged in covert and not-so-covert acts of sedition. It facilitates their penetration and influence over the intelligence, law enforcement and national and homeland security agencies responsible for discerning and defeating such threats."

Titled "Shariah, The Threat to America," the report said the Brotherhood, with headquarters in Egypt but heavily financed by Saudi Arabia, has dominated Muslim politics in the United States.

The report, prepared by teams headed by former Deputy Defense Undersecretary William Boykin and former Defense Intelligence Agency director Edward Soyster, said the Brotherhood oversaw everything from Hamas fundraising to training for FBI agents assigned to the Muslim community.

"As a result of this modus operandi, the Muslim Brotherhood is not only to prevent any appreciable challenge to its efforts to dominate the Muslim-American community," the report, released on Sept. 15, said. "It is also able to exercise effective control over nearly all the Muslim organizational infrastructure in the United States, including most of those Muslim-American groups that are nominally outside its network. In any event, the latter pale by comparison in terms of their influence to those U.S.-based Islamic groups that are Ikhwan [Brotherhood] operations."

The report cited Abdul Rahman Al Amoudi, an Eritrean native who in the 1990s became executive director of the American Muslim Council. Under the administration of then-President Bill Clinton, Al Amoudi helped develop guidelines for government dealings with the Muslim community and often met senior White House officials, including National Security Advisor Anthony Lake.

Later Al Amoudi met George W. Bush during his successful campaign for president in 2000. In 2003, Al Amoudi was arrested and prosecuted on charges that he served as a senior financier for Al Qaida.

"His arrest and conviction should have sent shockwaves through the U.S. intelligence community, particularly its counterintelligence units, since Al Amoudi's blown cover provided a reality check on the extent of shariah's stealth jihad in this country, and how badly we have been penetrated," the report said. "Here was, after all, proof that an Al Qaida and Hamas operative had enjoyed access to the most senior levels of the American government."

Instead, the White House simply relayed high-level access to other Brotherhood leaders in the United States. The report cited a decision by the Defense Department to grant responsibility for military chaplains to the Islamic Society of North America, regarded as the largest Brotherhood front in the United States.

"In the absence of a serious effort to understand the true nature of shariah and the determined campaign being mounted to insinuate it into this country, together with an aggressive counter-intelligence operation aimed at defeating such influence and penetration operations, it is predictable that the next Al Amoudi will be able to do vastly more damage than did the original," the report said.

The report said U.S. intelligence and security agencies have been prevented from properly analyzing the Brotherhood threat. Analysts could jeopardize their careers should they employ "accurate language to define the enemy threat doctrine," the report said.

Under President Barack Obama, the Brotherhood was believed to have gained even greater influence. The report cited White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan, an enthusiastic supporter of Saudi Arabia who has denied any Islamic threat and called for a U.S. dialogue with the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah.

"Indeed, it is hard to overstate the danger associated with the president of the United States having as his top advisor in these sensitive portfolios someone so severely compromised with respect to shariah and the threat it poses," the report said.