Thursday, August 03, 2006

Heckuva job, Frownie.

It ain't gonna be a cakewalk after all. From the WaPo:

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld last night reversed a decision to skip a public hearing on Capitol Hill and said he will testify at a session on the Iraq war.

The move came after hours of criticism and pressure from Senate Democrats who urged him to come before the Senate Armed Services Committee to answer questions about the administration's Iraq policies. Earlier yesterday, Rumsfeld had said that his crowded calendar did not allow him to be present for the meeting this morning, but he agreed to attend a private, classified briefing in the afternoon with the entire Senate.

Speaking to Pentagon reporters earlier yesterday, Rumsfeld suggested that complaints about his decision could be politically motivated.

The Pentagon provided no reason for the change. The committee said the Pentagon called and said the secretary would be testifying.

"I was supposed to play golf today, you bastards."

REUTERS/Yuri Gripas