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Alice and I love our life on the Northern California coast and welcome friends and family to enjoy it with us.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

How Soon You Forget


After reading Virginia Palmer’s delightful dictionary definitions, I thought your readers would like some definitive Democrat declarations concerning Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, since so many of your readers have such poor memories

"If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq's weapons of mass destruction program."
- President Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998

"Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face."
- Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998

"He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983."
- Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998

"Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process."
- Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998

"We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country."
- Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002

"We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction."
- Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002

"I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force-- if necessary-- to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security."
- Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002

"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapon stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002

How soon you forget.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

They're Left of Ted!


In a desperate attempt to give John Kerry a charisma transplant, we now have Dan Quayle Lite. Just what the Democrats need. An ultra-liberal trial lawyer, whose picture should be in the dictionary by the definition of "ambulance chaser." As the Boston Herald headlined, "THEY'RE LEFT OF TED!" A candidate who once asked, "Who is that?" when Yitzhak Rabin was mentioned.

John Edwards has not accomplished anything as a first-term senator. He joined John Kerry in voting for the Iraq war, but like Kerry voted against paying for it. He has Quayle's good hair, but not his legislative experience. He won't even carry his home state for Kerry, and probably could not even be re-elected for a second term in the Senate. Do you think it is true that Karl Rove has been moonlighting in the Kerry campaign?