Inventing scandals and conspiracies when there are none
Yes, yes, a Demobrat favorite tactic: inventing a conspiracy, a scandal, when there is none. The Left has been attacking the President and his administration for a couple of weeks now over sixteen words from this year’s State of the Union speech:
bq. “The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.”
The Left claims this is false, and that Bush willfully and knowingly lied to the American people in making the case to go to war against Saddam Hussein. Let’s break this down, shall we?
- The intelligence came from our British allies; whether or not it was confirmed by the CIA, NSA, or any other alphabetized agency within our own government is irrelevant at this point.
- Hussein was seeking to buy uranium. Sought. Looked for. He didn’t buy. We don’t have a credit card receipt for a few tons of yellowcake (and even if we did, I doubt that would satisfy the Left). That’s not what the President said. That’s not what he implied. He said the Brits received word that Saddam was looking to buy.
- Saddam has been known to seek radioactive material from certain African nations in the past; he was simply following his old habits.
Where is the scandal, the conspiracy? The Demobrats and their friends in the Left act like this single, solitary sentence was the entire case, and the only reason they voted, for removing Saddam Hussein and his regime from power. What a joke. The President’s statement is one hundred percent accurate. Counter that with “I did not have sexual relations with that woman…”
And now the Demobrats are running commercials
spreading falsehoods! The President and his staff need to stop trying to appease the unappeasable, stop apologizing when he has done nothing wrong. Need we remind the Left that in just the first three years of his presidency, Bush (43) has done more for AIDS in Africa than Clinton, despite his blustering and blubbering, did in his two terms? Oh no, W. doesn’t get any credit for that.
And would the mass media please stop whining over American casualties in the Iraqi aftermath? The President told the truth about this as well; he told us that our involvement in Iraq would be long, and it would be tough.
These soldiers, sailors and Marines deserve our utmost support, and I privately grieve and say a prayer for each’s family when I hear of another killed in a bombing or ambush. But a little perspective, please: over a hundred people die in auto accidents in the U.S. every day; approximately fifty Americans are murdered each day. Yes, it’s a shame that two soldiers were killed in a single day, but hundreds of their fellow Americans are dying right back here in the States. Let’s remember them all, and thank those who give all not just for our protection, but for those who cannot protect themselves.
(Props to Rick for the link)
posted on July 22, 2003 4:08 PM