Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Reid Slams Door On The Country

(Via Fox News)

Senator Harry Reid invoked Rule 21 and called for a senate closed door session today by uttering this asinine statement:

"Today the American people are going to see a little bit of light. On Nov.
14, we're going to have a phase-by-phase idea of how they are going to
this (investigation), finally," said Senate Minority Leader Harry

The presumption was that during this closed door session they would, once-and-for-all, get to the bottom of why we are in Iraq. I suppose Senator Reid feels the best way to do this is by slamming the door on the American people. I also assume the "little bit of light" he was referring to was coming from the cracks at the bottom of the doors. I fail to see the real strategic advantage behind this move. They could have been hanging new wallpaper or buffing the Senate Floor for all we knew.

When he emerged from the closed door session, he uttered this close second to the above statement:

"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,"
Reid said of the Senate's 2002 consent to launch a war against Iraq.

"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," Reid, D-Nev., told
reporters after the closed session ended.
As much as I hate to break this news to Senator Reid, he had the same information as the White House and the other 99 Senators had, and he voted Yea on the 2002 Iraq War Resolution which said in part:

"Whereas members of al Qaida, an organization bearing
responsibility for attacks on the United States, its citizens and interests,
including the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, are known to be in
Iraq:"Whereas Iraq continues to aid and harbor other international terroist
organizations, including organizations that threaten the lives and safety of
United States citizens;"Whereas the attacks on the United States of September
11, 2001, underscored the gravity of the threat posed by the acquisition of
weapons of mass destruction by international terrorist organizations ...
The only way Senator Reid can honestly convince anyone he was fooled is to also admit that either he is a moron or that he wasn't paying attention to what he was voting on. Neither reason would make his actions anyone else's fault. He alone carries the burden for his votes.

The fact of the matter is the Democrats just can't get over the fact that they continue to lose and are so blinded by hatred that they can't figure out how to stop the bleeding. They are making political hay out of anything that rears it's ugly head, but in the process of playing to the desires of the far left, they are alienating the vast majority of the American population who find their antics vile and repulsive.

They can't handle the fact that they wanted Karl Rove in leg irons, but instead got Scooter Libby on crutches. They can't see that the real villian and threat to our nation in the whole "Plamegate" saga was Joe Wilson. Most importanly, they can't see that the only way to move their agenda forward is to win elections and stand for something besides obstruction. Until they figure this out, they don't have a prayer and it doesn't appear they will do so anytime soon.


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