Politics Technical Difficulties
posted by July 19 at 13:52 PMon
The Senate held a hearing on Iraq strategy today, and the hearing involved a video link that would allow the U.S. Ambassador in Baghdad, Ryan C. Crocker, to testify about the progress of the “surge.”
Senator Joe Biden, the presidential candidate and chairman of the Senate foreign relations committee, presided.
The session was plagued by repeated technical difficulties that disrupted both the image and the sound from Mr. Crocker.
“Baghdad, can you hear the U.S. Senate?” Mr. Biden said into his microphone at one point when the communications went silent.
An activist for the Code Pink anti-war movement shouted from the gallery, “Senate, can you hear the American people?”