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State Dept. not giving ‘honest answers’ on Iraq corruption.

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Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and John Tierney (D-MA) introduced a resolution today chastising the State Dept. for “withholding from Congress and the American people information about the extent of corruption in the Maliki government.” Waxman writes:

“The resolution further condemns the State Department for retroactively classifying documents that had been widely distributed previously as unclassified, and [for] directing its employees not to answer questions in an open forum that call for ‘assessments which judge…the ability/determination of the Iraqi government to deal with corruption.’”

Earlier today, several House Chairmen wrote to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calling for “honest answers” about corruption in Iraq.

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