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Claire Just Wild About Harry

August 1st, 2007 by mopns · No Comments

We have to applaud Sen. McCaskill for not following the reactionary left in their zeal to see America defeated in Iraq. Although she says we are “squandering the lives of our bravest” and “squandering the future of our nation,” McCaskill still voted in favor of the war funding bill a couple of months ago. Like her predecessor Harry Truman during World War II, she is co-leading an inquiry with Sen. Webb of Virginia to find “waste and abuse” in government contracting during the current war.

DefenseNews.com:

By William Matthews

When asked about waste and abuse by military contractors in Iraq, U.S. Adm. Michael Mullen told Sen. Claire McCaskill, “You know more about it than I do.”

And when informed that a military commander in Iraq had told McCaskill he would pay $15 million for $10 million worth of goods if it meant he could get them faster, Mullen responded, “That a warfighter would respond that way is not a surprise to me – and I’m not sure it’s not the right answer.”

It wasn’t the right answer for McCaskill, D-Mo., who has been building a reputation as a bulldog on contracting abuses in the seven months she has been in the U.S. Senate. Read more…

Related:

KY3 Political Notebook:
“More Approve of Bond Than McCaskill”

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