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Friday, November 11, 2005

By Their Words Will Yee Know Them

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The Democrats are full of liars who call President Bush a liar. Fortunately, they foolishly rush to expose their falsehoods on national television. The most recent to do so was Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Vice Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and colleague of former Grand Kleagle of the Klu Klux Klan, former Democratic Majority Leader of the Senate, and still the Senior Senator from West Virginia, Robert Byrd.

On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace played two clips of Senator Rockefeller speaking about voting for the Iraq war resolution on October 10, 2002: "I do believe that Iraq poses an imminent threat, but I also believe that after September 11th, that question is increasingly outdated."

"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 and he could have it earlier."

When Chris Wallace asked about his support then for the war resolution, Sen. Rockefeller replied: “Chris, there's always the same conversation. You know it was not the Congress that sent 135,000 or 150,000 troops.”

Wallace: “But you voted, sir, and aren't you responsible for your vote?”

Sen. Rockefeller: “No.”

Wallace: “You're not?”

Senator Rockefeller and about 100 other Democrat senators and representatives weren't cutting Saddam any slack then. However, they sure have changed.

But how does the constant repetition of, ‘Bush fooled me, I didn’t know what I was doing!’ help the Democrats? Maybe they can make a winning campaign slogan, like “We Really Are Dumber than Bush!”

As always, Bill Clinton gets the last word: “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.”

What changed?

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