Byron Dorgan, U.S. Senator from North Dakota, discusses the corruption within the al-Maliki government in Iraq, the State Department’s corruption in Iraq, American military equipment ending up in the hands of the insurgency, Halliburton Iraq’s contracts, the situation of Iraqi judge al-Radi and the Iraqi Public Integrity Commission, the incompetence of President Bush regarding the management of the Iraq War, and the recent controversial comments by President Bush before the Israeli Knesset.
MP3 here. (20:55)
Byron Dorgan is a U.S. Senator from North Dakota. Byron L. Dorgan was re-elected to a third term in the U.S. Senate in November 2004 with nearly 70 percent of the vote after serving two previous terms in the Senate and six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Since 1996, he has served in the Democratic Leadership as an Assistant Democratic Floor Leader, and since 1998, also as Chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy committee. He is the first North Dakotan to serve in the Senate Leadership. In addition, Senator Dorgan serves on four other Senate Committees. He is Chairman of the Indian Affairs Committee, Chairman of the Energy & Water Appropriations Subcommittee within the Appropriations Committee. Also, he is Chairman of the Energy Subcommittee within the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, and he is a senior member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee where he chairs the Interstate Commerce, Trade and Tourism Subcommittee.