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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Iowa Political Alert: King antics block inquiry into Iraq WMD claims

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Political Alert

Republican 'Whispering and giggling' replace serious testimony on WMD,
torture... U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, successfully led Republican
delay tactics to block testimony of a former top Pentagon official on
weapons of mass destruction claims, torture and other issues at a
Tuesday hearing of the House Judiciary hearing. The hearing's intent
was to question Douglas Feith, once the No. 3 man at the Pentagon, and
an official closely linked with the WMD claims the Bush Administration
used to take American to war in Iraq -- as well as torture policies.
But The Washington Post reports that King led a group of Republicans
in a surprise attack of delay procedures to turn the hearing into
something of a circus so Feith could escape key questioning about his
alleged role in these matters.

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