You are a Rumsfeld-bashing Dem. You just got back from a trip to Iraq. You have a chance to confront the UberNeoCon in front of the camera. What do you do? Well you hide, of course.
Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld arrived on Capitol Hill yesterday expecting to meet not only with Republican supporters of the Iraq war, but also with Democrats highly critical of his post-Saddam Hussein decisions.I’ll let you come to your own opinions on these comments, but my 9-yr old thinks someone is being a pouty-face.
When Mr. Rumsfeld arrived with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace at the meeting place, the office of Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican, three invited Democrats did not show up.
The meeting was planned by Rep. Bill Shuster, Pennsylvania Republican, after he led a congressional delegation to Iraq from Nov. 27 to 30 that included Democratic Reps. Adam Smith of Washington, Kendrick B. Meek of Florida and Tim Ryan of Ohio.
Mr. Smith released a statement upon his return from Iraq that said, in part, "Progress is being made in Iraq. However, the Bush administration's failure of leadership has made the tasks of our servicemen and women more difficult than it had to be."In my line of work, we call this Indications & Warnings. Take heart; good news.
Mr. Meek released a statement to The Washington Times that said:
"I've been a member of the House Armed Services Committee for almost three years, and I thought it was strange that Secretary Rumsfeld would now suddenly want to meet with me on Iraq -- and invite the national media, too -- when for all these years he never showed any interest in my views.