Monday, November 07, 2005

How Soon We Forget!

Since the Libby indictment, Democrats have been trying their best to saddle President Bush with the charge of erronous intelligence leading to the war in Iraq. But, with the bad reporting from the Press, I’m sure most of the US actually thinks what they are hearing is correct.

Look at the way Democratic leader Senator Harry Reid called the Senate into secret session. Just another ploy to attack the administration and try and turn the public against them. In fact, the Clinton administration had the same intelligence reports, and so did the acting Congress, when President Bush went to war. After all, they voted to go to war.

Look at these statements from the Pittsburg Post-Gazette:

The president went on television to announce: "Earlier today, I ordered America's armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. Their mission is to attack Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors."

"There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years," the vice chairman of the Intelligence committee told the Senate.

Now, this didn’t come from President Bush, nor did it come from the acting vice chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

The president was Bill Clinton (Dec. 16, 1998). The senator was Jay Rockefeller, a Democrat from West Virginia (Oct. 10, 2002).

So, why all the fuss now? Do the Democrats forget what has gone on in prior years, or is it ‘selective memory’? They are so intent on making President Bush look stupid, they are looking that way themselves. I don’t think any President would want to go to war on trumped up charges, setting himself up for a fall. But, evidentally Harry Reid and others think so.

"The Libby indictment provides a window into what this is really all about, how this administration manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to sell the war in Iraq," Sen. Reid said.

But Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald had made it clear that that was not what the Libby indictment was about. "This indictment is not about the war," he said. "This indictment will not seek to prove the war was justified or unjustified."

Do you think the Democrats will ever admit that they are giving out false messages? Do you think it even bothers them one iota? I guess you call that ‘politics’, but, to me, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth!

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