Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Rumsfeld Questioned About Iraq Air Offensive

Information being reported in the London Times about preparations for the war in Iraq is having serious repercussions in the United States. Raw Story is reporting that Congressman John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee is writing a letter to Donald Rumsfeld, the Secretary of Defense, asking him to provide information about an air offensive in Iraq that was launched before Congress gave approval to go to war.

Here's a paragraph from a draft letter of Conyers letter to Rumsfeld:
The allegations and factual assertions made in the May 29 London Times are in many respects just as serious as those made in the earlier article. If true, these assertions indicate that not only had our nation secretly and perhaps illegally agreed to go to war by the summer of 2002, but that we had gone on to take specific and tangible military actions before asking Congress or the United Nations for authority.

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