during the clinton administration there was an investigation into his involvement in a failed real-estate deal called 'whitewater'. the republicans spent something like $50 million dollars to find out that clinton was blameless in his 'whitewater' involvement.
and now those same republicans have blocked efforts to look into:
the bush administrations use of falsified intelligence documents to justify the war in iraq.
the role of energy companies such as enron in determining u.s energy policy.
corporate fraud perpetrated by dick cheney at halliburton.
what a shameful excuse for government we americans are currently suffering under.