Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Duncan Hunter Fails to Do His Duty

Representative Duncan Hunter (CA-52) heads the powerful Armed Services Committee. As the leader of that committee, Hunter should place the best interests of service members and the country before partisan politics. He should, but in another display of Republican partisanship, Hunter has dismissed criticism of Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, and instead joined the White House orchestrated white wash of Rumsfeld’s dismal record.

American servicemen and women are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan because Donald Rumsfeld failed to do his job. Their deaths are the direct result of his decisions. Yet, instead of looking into the allegations made by six senior military leaders, Hunter simply stands hand in hand with Rumsfeld and pronounces:

"In my estimation, Secretary Rumsfeld has done a good job," Hunter said.

Another Republican puts partisanship ahead of duty and country.