Democrats forced the Republican-controlled Senate into an unusual closed session Tuesday, questioning intelligence that led to the Iraq war and deriding a lack of congressional inquiry.Yes, damn you Reid. Damn you for making a stink and challenging the GOP leadership. (giggle)
"I demand on behalf of the America people that we understand why these investigations aren't being conducted," Democratic leader Harry Reid said.
Taken by surprise, Republicans derided the move as a political stunt.
"The United States Senate has been hijacked by the Democratic leadership," said Majority Leader Bill Frist. "They have no convictions, they have no principles, they have no ideas," the Republican leader said.
Sen. Trent Lott, R-Miss., said Reid was making "some sort of stink about Scooter Libby and the CIA leak."
Very nice move, boldly played. Reid is almost acting like one of the leaders of the opposition party or something. I'm assuming that Reid has the mojo and the unity to carry this off. If so, he's on the right path considering that it would take very little to get the public to start asking why there hasn't been an inquiry already.
The outrage is out there, just harness it already. Grab the damn reins and go!