According to the Crypt, Pat and six other Republicans asked Oversight and Government Reform Chair Henry Waxman to delay Tuesday's hearing into the Blackwater mercenary atrocities in Iraq.
The Political Chase speculates why Republicans might want to wait:
I bet they do want the investigation delayed until after those reports are “revealed.” Cheney probably needs a little time to stamp every document that is remotely related (or not) classified and vet the reports. Indeed.So mayhap he is just doing his pal Dick a favor. But getting tied to Blackwater? Wow, that's a pretty fragile limb for someone who has little chance of winning a primary to be climbing out on.
Here's some info on Blackwater:
Excerpts from the Committee's Majority staff memo.
The Money Trail (or lack thereof)
Unprovoked attack on Iraqis that started the investigation.
Bush Administrations questionable use of mercenary troops over cheaper, more trustworthy, more controllable American soldiers