"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Questioning "The Decider"

There are some interesting quotes coming out of today's hearing on America's war powers.

Specter to Bush: you aren't the only decider (that was just the case when the GOP controlled Congress)

Oh, now Arlen Specter gets a spine. Today, he challenged Bush's self-designation as the decider:..."I would suggest respectfully to the president that he is not the sole decider," Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said during a hearing on Congress' war powers amid an increasingly harsh debate over Iraq war policy. "The decider is [...]

New CENTCOM Commander Oblivious On Surge

Can someone explain to me how in the hell Admiral William Fallon was installed by the White House to implement the surge in Iraq when he doesn't fully understand the president’s plan or his boss's congressional testimony on it, and won’t commit to Senator Levin that the 21,500 troops [...]


Spencer Ackerman reports from Capitol Hill:I just got back from Admiral Bill Fallon's hearing to head Central Command, and I've never heard a military officer testify for nearly four hours and fail to exhibit an understanding of even one [...]

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