Wednesday | September 24, 2003
Touchy, touchy, touchy
The GOP, feeling the heat over the failures of Bush's War, lashed out against Sen. Kennedy.
The Iraq conflict spilled onto the Senate floor on Tuesday as Republicans and Democrats slugged it out over comments by Sen. Edward Kennedy that the war was a "fraud" launched for political reasons.So what where the GOP arguments? Get this:
Senate Armed Services Committee (news - web sites) Chairman John Warner, a Virginia Republican, talked of a serviceman's "young wife surrounded by small children" who "hear that this whole thing has been a fraud. Is that safeguarding those put in harm's way? I say no."So, the GOoPers argue, saying the president waged war under false pretenses for political reasons 1) endangers the troops, somehow, 2) slurs Texas because -- I'm not sure why, and 3) is "disgusting".
Yeah. This is disgusting. Five soldiers dead in the last four days is disgusting. $7.25 billion a week on an unencessary war is disgusting. The stiffling of the Kay Report, which was supposed to expose Saddam's extensive WMD program (after moving the goalposts away from finding actual weapons), is disgusting.
And I find it disgusting that Republicans, faced with pointed criticism, can do no better than whine about the "tone" of Kennedy's critiques.
They need to own up to their president's fuckup. They need to justify the loss of each and everyone of our soldiers' lives.
But I won't hold my breath.Posted September 24, 2003 01:22 AM | Comments (175)