Posted in Uncategorized at 7:36 am by Jason G.

From the Newsweek Excerpt of Bob Woodward’s State of Denial:

…would another Senate confirmation overload the system? And, clearly, the conduct of the war in Iraq would be the subject of confirmation hearings for anyone Bush nominated to be the new secretary of defense.

Rove agreed that they did not want to do anything that would prompt hearings on the war. Jesus, no.

So, that might be a plausible reason why Rummy still hasn’t been fired… the fear of Senate hearings with a justifiable reason to have the Senate poking its nose in the Iraq War. Is Rove really that afraid of the Senate? Hasn’t his K-Street finagling taken care of the dissent?

The excerpt in Newsweek is pretty good, it’s the October 9, 2006 issue.