'Irraqtional' Exuberance? Yesterday brought high drama to Capitol Hill, as Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld balkily appeared before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) asked him why anyone should trust his remarks on the situation in Iraq, given his previous, "unfulfilled" assessments. Rumsfeld responded this way: "Senator, I don't think that's true. I have never painted a rosy picture. I've been very measured in my words. And you'd have a dickens of a time trying to find instances where I've been excessively optimistic." Clinton promised to submit "rosy" statements on Iraq into the record -- and because we here at Mixed Signals didn't have a "dickens of a time" to spend looking for them, we asked Clinton's press secretary for the ones she meant, with citations.