Upper Left Coast

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Quote of the Day

From Harry Reid, Senate minority leader, as quoted by Fox News:
We know that there were no [weapons of mass destruction] now in Iraq. We didn't know it at the time. We know now that we didn't know at the time that there was no Al Qaeda connection. We know now that we didn't know then that there was no 9/11 connection. We know now that they had no plan for winning the peace. We didn't know that at the time.
Huh? Harry Reid is saying we thought there were WMDs and we thought there was an Al Queda connection to Iraq before the war. Now, however, we apparently know these things weren't true, and based on that, he's calling the Bush administration a bunch of liars? How can you lie about something of which you supposedly weren't aware? If he's claiming the administration withheld that information from the Senate, then lay it on the table; however, when he says, "If the administration had all the information that they have now back then, they wouldn't even have brought it to the Congress for a vote," it doesn't seem he holds that position.

Never mind the fact that Democrats from Bill Clinton on down were claiming such things, so by Reid's definition the entire Democratic Party was pathological in its deception.

(Newsflash to Harry: there were WMDs — just ask the Kurds — and there were multiple connections. Quit pandering to MoveOn.org and get a spine.)



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