It seems as though Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was against testifying about the Iraq war before the Senate Armed Services Committe, before he was for it!
In all of his arrogance, Rummy sent word that he had no intention of testifying during a public forum on the Iraq war, before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Several of the Committee's Democrats, however, urged him to reverse course, and now Rummy has sent word that he will appear before the committee.
What's really interesting, though, is that Rumsfeld used the all-too-convenient "straw man" argument, to suggest that the criticism of his initial reluctance to appear, might be politically motivated. Without mentioning any specific names to back up his argument, he said "Let's be honest: Politics enters into these things, and maybe the person raising the question is interested in that."
I've said it before on this blog and it bears repeating. This is an administration that has no respect for the oversight responsibility of the U.S. Congress.
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