Monday, June 21, 2004


Why isn't the Senate subpoenaing the Justice Department torture memos?

The debate grew heated last Monday night when California Rep. Duncan Hunter, the Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, led the defeat along party lines of a resolution requiring Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to turn over internal reports tied to investigations into Abu Ghraib and other prisons.

What ever happened to Legislative oversight? Oh, right, the Democrats on the committee addressed that:

"We can't turn away from critical oversight (responsibilities)," said Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton, the ranking Democrat on the committee. "Our duty to taxpayers, our duty to Americans, doesn't end just because we're at war."

Nuff said. Go Denver Post. Where is the outrage?

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