Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Rumsfeld To Testify In Tillman Fratricide

The following announcement is reprinted from the House Oversight Committee website, Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Chairman.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Defense and Security, The Tillman Fratricide
The Tillman Fratricide: What the Leadership of the Defense Department Knew

On Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in 2154 Rayburn House Office Building, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing to examine what senior Defense Department officials knew about U.S. Army Corporal Patrick Tillman’s death by fratricide.

In April, the Committee held a hearing investigating the death of Cpl. Tillman.

The following witnesses will testify:

* The Honorable Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense
* Gen. John P. Abizaid (Retired), Former Commander, U.S. Central Command
* Gen. Richard B. Myers (Retired), Former Chair, Joint Chiefs of Staff
* Gen. Bryan Douglas Brown (Retired), Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command
* Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger, Jr. (Retired), Former Commander, U.S. Special Operations Command.
It looks like this time the Committee is going into a hearing with the witnesses they want instead of just the witnesses the Administration says they get.

Any guesses as to how many times Donald Rumsfeld says "golly, I cannot recall?"