Must See Video: Democratic Hearing on Faulty Pre-War Intelligence
Think Progress has the video of an exchange between Rep. Walter Jones, Republican from North Carolina and Lawrence Wilkerson, chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell at today's hearing to examine faulty pre-war Iraq intelligence. Rep. Jones was the *only* Republican to attend the hearing. Perhaps the media should start asking Republicans why they're so afraid of debates rather than focus on the Democrats who can't agree on one Iraq policy. Since when, in a Democratic society, do we celebrate people who blindly follow and criticize people who disagree? Who's in charge? And who got us into this mess in the first place?
Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who previously disavowed his vote for the war, attended the hearing and asked the panelists why a small number of individuals in the administration “had more influence...than the professionals.” Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, said he only needed three words.Watch the video here.