Ahh, Now for the Good Stuff: Congress Subpoenas Condi Rice

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The Democratic Congress is still moving forward with its various inquiries, but now it’s adding the big kahuna to its list of targets: the mishandling, misuse, and misrepresentation of intelligence in the lead-up to the war in Iraq. Specifically, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (Waxman’s at it again!) has subpoenaed Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in order to investigate the now-disavowed claim that Iraq was seeking uranium from Africa. Isn’t oversight grand?

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