Democratic Members of Congress visiting Iraq take more than their lives in their hands trying to land in the country and getting safely in and out of the Green Zone. They must also deal with the Pentagon's smearing of their statements and records to everyone they're scheduled to see. Background information sheets are compiled and distributed to everyone these lawmakers meet prior to those meetings. They contain any and all statements they have made about the war.
The Newsweek article says this:
"This is beyond parsing. This is being slimed in the Green Zone," Ellen Tauscher said of her bio."
Everything these people see is carefully orchestrated and produced by the Pentagon. They see and speak with only those authorized to do so. No one else is allowed to approach and talk with Senators and Congress persons. Everything is carefully controlled and manipulated so they come back only with the picture the Administration wants them to have.