The Committee is seeking the Secretary of State’s testimony on the now discredited claim that Iraq was seeking to buy uranium in Africa. The Republican meme on this seems to be that it was four years ago, water under the bridge, nothing to be gained by understanding what went wrong, etc.
Next door, the House Judiciary Committee granted immunity to and approved a subpoena for AG counsel and White House liaison Monica Goodling. The Senate Judiciary Committee, as part of its ongoing investigation into the firings of eight US Attorneys, approved a subpoena for Sara Taylor, an aide to Karl Rove. And Patrick Leahy and Arlen Specter sent a letter to Alberto Gonzales telling him he needs to take his ginkgo biloba and provide real answers in place of the 71 “I don’t recall”s from last week’s hearings.