Wednesday, November 02, 2005

US Senate closed for Iraq debate

The US Democratic Party has forced the Senate into a closed session to debate intelligence used to justify the invasion of Iraq.

The Democrats said they acted because Republicans was refusing to hold a full investigation into the government's use of intelligence.

The Republican leader, Bill Frist, said the Senate had been hijacked by the procedure, last used 25 years ago.

In a speech on the Senate floor, Democratic leader Harry Reid demanded the Senate go into closed session.

The public was ordered out of the chamber, the lights were dimmed and television cameras were turned off, and the doors were closed.

No vote is required in such circumstances. Previous secret sessions to discuss classified material have always held by the agreement of the two parties.

My source : BBC


Anonymous It Never Stops said...

Just a ploy by the Democrats to get the media's attention back after President Bush quickly announced his nomination for the supreme court as a ploy to distract the media from the CIA leak trail which is a ploy by the Democrats to criminalize the Bush administration as a result of their voting for the war.

November 03, 2005 6:17 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Thanks for your comments

I respect your view , and the internal ramblings of US politics is something i try to avoid

I am interested in the wider foreign policy and actions of the US administration

and I am sure the Democrats would disagree with your view

But i will leave the left and right of the United states to argue amongst themselves on this one

this is why i tried to put a bit from both sides of this debate ,

I personally do get angry at Bush and his government as they are the ones that are actually in power and making the decisions

but i do not doubt that if it was the American left that were making these choices i would be just as angry at them

November 03, 2005 6:31 pm  

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