Wow this is getting heated:
On the eve of a potentially contentious Senate hearing about the Iraq war, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to testify before Congress, saying it’s been too long without such an appearance.
Clinton, D-N.Y., is a member of the Armed Services Committee, and while she has criticized the administration’s handling of the war, she has not called for Rumsfeld’s resignation, as have other prominent Democrats.
“The American people should hear directly from you,” Clinton wrote in a letter to Rumsfeld Wednesday, a day before the scheduled hearing.
She urged him to “reconsider your decision to decline testifying,” saying “a public appearance before the committee is long overdue.”
The top Republican and Democrat on the committee, Senators John Warner R-Va., and Carl Levin, D-Mich., asked Rumsfeld in a July 26 letter to appear before the committee, saying they had questions about Iraq, Afghanistan, and the recent violence in Lebanon between Israeli forces and Hezbollah.
Of course Rummy won’t testify. Hell – he won’t even respond to subpoenas. Of course he should come before Senate and testify.