Friday, November 03, 2006

Boehner Says Blame Generals, Not Rumsfeld, for Iraq Chaos

House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) is coming under fire for comments he made on CNN, suggesting that critics should lay off of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. In a Wednesday (November 1st) interview with Wolf Blitzer, Boehner said, "Let's not blame what's happening in Iraq on [him]...The fact is, the generals on the ground are in charge and he works closely with them and the president." Democrats were quick to pounce on the remark. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) issued a statement saying, "He's blaming our troops for failures in Iraq. If he wants to cast blame, he can start by looking in the mirror, because he and his congressional Republican colleagues have rubber-stamped the Bush administration's failed policy for nearly four years."

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