At a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday, Clinton urged Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to repudiate the "insulting comment." Rumsfeld replied that it "is unfortunate when things become so polarized or so politicized." Schumer and Clinton joined the four Democratic senators from Connecticut and New Jersey in a letter to Rove requesting that he immediately retract his comments. "To try to score partisan, political points at the expense of the 3,000 victims and their families was unacceptable and opportunistic," they wrote. Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., wrote a similar letter to Rove from House Democrats. Schumer said Rove's comments might have been made in the heat of the moment and he was willing to accept an apology. But "if they try to stonewall," he said, "then I think resignation would be called for." Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., also said Rove, the political mastermind behind Bush's election victories, should fully apologize for his remarks or resign. Dean said Bush should "condemn Karl Rove's desperate and divisive attempt to help the Republicans regain their political footing." Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., went to the Senate floor with Sen. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., whose son served in Iraq. Until America becomes safe, Kerry said, "don't dare question the patriotism of Americans who offer a better direction." Republicans, meanwhile, have recently condemned House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for calling the Iraq War a "grotesque mistake," and demanded and finally got an apology from Durbin for his linking detainee abuse and Nazis. And they were unapologetic about Rove's comments.
Ok, it's totally game time. I have no business blogging. For now, do some homework and read some articles you may have missed. (Links courtesy of the Randi Rhodes website) Read about the anti war-profiteering clause that was overwhelmingly killed by House Republicans back in 2003. Read about the largest movement of US funds in history during the days before the Iraqi handover.