Democrats Criticize Rice over Efforts in Iraq
House Democrats in Washington criticized Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice in a hearing Thursday for mismanaging efforts in Iraq while concealing information from Congress.
Rice testified on Capitol Hill before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Iraq.
Democrats said that the State Department was poorly overseeing the construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. Rice had also allowed corruption in the upper levels of the Iraqi government Democrats said at the hearing in Washington.
The hearing focused on U.S. corruptions investigations in Iraq. Right now, the department says it discloses corruptions information because it could hurt U.S.-Iraqi relations.
The hearing gave Democrats a place to question the administration on the war, but did not go unnoticed by Republicans.
Rice appeared flustered at some points during the three-hour testimony.