A few hours after Ellen Tauscher’s turn, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, got her crack at Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker this afternoon during the House Foreign Affairs Committee‘s hearing. Lee asked some particularly pointed questions about a permanent U.S. military presence in Iraq:
Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.