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Thursday, June 23, 2005

I thought the insurgency was in it's "Last Throes"

Rummy and comapny take a grilling at the Captial today. Guess you can't spin this war in from ofmembers of the senate like you can do on FOXNews (Cheney's interview with Hannity) and MSNBC (Rove's interview with Gregory)
The top American commander in the Persian Gulf told Congress on Thursday that the Iraqi insurgency has not grown weaker over the past six months, despite a claim by Vice President Dick Cheneythat it was in its "last throes."

Gen. John Abizaid's testimony came at a contentious Senate Armed Services Committee meeting hearing at which Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld clashed with members of both parties, including a renewed call by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts for him to step down.

Citing what he called repeated "gross errors and mistakes" in the U.S. military campaign in Iraq Kennedy told Rumsfeld: "In baseball, it's three strikes, you're out. What is it for the secretary of defense?"

"Isn't it time for you to resign?" Kennedy asked.

I wish I could watch this on CSPAN right now. The Bush administraiton is in full damage control mode right now and the Democrats smell blood in the water. They don't like breing put on the defense, they rather bully people into seeing things their way even when their way is clearly wrong and is now costing American and Iraqi lives.

It's about time someone is held accountable for the screwup in Iraq and Rumsfeld should of resigned over the prison abuse scandal months ago. It's obvious by looking at the polls that people have completely lost confidence in this administration and if the democrats keep up the pressure, the Republicans may pay a heavy price in the midtem elections.