Tuesday :: Jul 4, 2006

Rumsfeld Subpoenaed!

by pessimist

And you won't guess by whom!

A Congressional committee subpoenaed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on Friday at the request of U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays. Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., signed the subpoena on Shay's behalf.

Shays sought the subpoena after the Pentagon refused to answer questions regarding allegations that an Army whistleblower faced retaliation for discussing abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison. "The bottom line is it's critical that our oversight inquiries be taken seriously by executive branch departments and that we get timely access to the information we need to do our job," Shays said.

At last! A Republican who remembers what the job of the legislative branch is! Dare we hope that this is just the beginning?

What say you?

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