September 18, 2003

Massachusetts Must Be So Proud

I've read a few times where pundits have asked, "When did the War on Terrorism become a Republican issue?" Well, I don't know exactly, but rest assured that it surely is:

The case for going to war against Iraq was a fraud ''made up in Texas'' to give Republicans a political boost, Sen. Edward Kennedy said Thursday.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Kennedy also said the Bush administration has failed to account for nearly half of the $4 billion the war is costing each month. He said he believes much of the unaccounted-for money is being used to bribe foreign leaders to send in troops.


The Massachusetts Democrat also expressed doubts about how serious a threat Saddam Hussein posed to the United States in its battle against terrorism. He said administration officials relied on ''distortion, misrepresentation, a selection of intelligence'' to justify their case for war.

''There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud,'' Kennedy said.

I'm not a Republican, prefering to stay an Independent so as to avoid the distasteful nonsense that party politics occasionally demands, but how can a Republican not take great offense at this? Even as an Independent, I take great offense at Senator Kennedy's self-serving foolishness.

Posted by Charles Austin at September 18, 2003 06:52 PM

I happen to believe that the Bush Administration was imprudent and has been misleading the people of this country.

But I also notice that Kennedy kept his trap shut until the momentum had shifted to point where he does get burned.

That is, unless, Kay pulls a stash of WMD's out of sand dune somewhere.

Posted by: ESP at 07:23 PM

One thing and only one keeps Ted Kennedy in the Senate: the abortion controversy. If NOW, NARAL, et al didn't need his vote to thwart any infringements on the right to kill unborn children, he'd be history already.

Once upon a time it was possible to believe that the Kennedy family had something to give the nation. That particular illusion was damaged in 1963 and completely dispelled in 1968.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at 09:33 PM

Ted needs to take a vacation . . . to Detox Mansion.

Posted by: Mike at 06:05 AM